Being able to share this wonderful news fills my heart with joy! My wife Allison Siburg has been called to serve alongside the people of Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska as their pastor. It’s a wonderful congregation full of great people with beautiful stories that I am excited to hear and see.
Allison’s and my life together has been a beautiful journey from PLU and focuses on vocation; to congregational work; to marriage and moving across country for seminary in Minnesota; back to Washington for internship; and now to Nebraska. It has been and continues to be a wonderful ride in our life together as a ministry couple.
To all who have been a part of this journey from our very formation- our family, friends, teachers, and our home congregations of Poulsbo First Lutheran Church, Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA; our professors and communities at Pacific Lutheran University, Drucker School of Management, and Luther Seminary; and from the other faith communities whom we have joined in service in different capacities since being married- Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, MN, Woodlake Lutheran Church, and Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool; colleagues and friends in the Southwestern Washington Synod, Northwest Washington Synod, Minneapolis Area Synod, Saint Paul Area Synod, and now Nebraska Synod; thank you for being so supportive and wonderful partners in ministry.
Save the Dates!
Allison’s ordination will be at 1pm on Saturday November 5th at St. Andrew’s Lutheran in Bellevue, Washington. Friend and professor from Luther Seminary, Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis will preach, and Bishop Brian Maas from the Nebraska Synod will preside.
My consecration as a Deacon will be on the same weekend, and be held at First Lutheran in Poulsbo, Washington the next day, Sunday November 6th at 11am. Friend and professor from Luther Seminary, Dr. Terri Elton will preach, and Bishop Brian Maas from the Nebraska Synod will preside and be assisted by Bishop Rick Jaech from the Southwestern Washington Synod.
Rostered leaders and ministers of the church are invited to vest, and please plan on a group photo after each of the worship services.
What does this mean?: Those who are pastors, deacons, associates in ministry, deaconesses, etc., are invited to robe and depending on call and office, invited to wear a stole with the color of the day. For Allison’s ordination, the color will be red. As my consecration will occur on All Saints, the liturgical color for the day will be white, but if you are traveling from out of town, wearing red so to celebrate and so you don’t have to haul two different stoles would be just fine.
If you aren’t a rostered leader, I highly encourage you to wear red to Allison’s ordination, and some kind of white or red for my consecration.
All are invited and welcome! So if you are free the first weekend in November, we would love to celebrate and worship with you. Thank you all for your blessings of friendship, mentorship, community, and for being a part of our lives!