Following Christ, sharing God's love for all people.

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

 

 

We are currently on our
FALL/WINTER SCHEDULE

9:00 am ~ Choir

9:45 am~ Faith Formation Forum

9:45 am ~ Sunday School

11:00 am ~ Worship

 

 

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Staff

Pastor Cindy Salo
email: pastor@loveiscentral.org
By appointment on Tuesday - Thursday


Pastor Cindy brings over 26 years of experience as an ordained pastor.  Since graduating from the University of Minnesota (1979) and Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul (1983), she has served large and small congregations in suburban and rural settings, both as “permanent” and interim pastor.  She has also done addiction counseling, campus ministry, and hospital and long-term care chaplaincy.  She has admired Central for many years, particularly because of our leadership on inclusion of gay and lesbian people in the church and our commitment to social justice.

 

Pastor Cindy is passionate about health and wellness issues, including mental health, addiction, and domestic violence.  At Holy Spirit Lutheran in Kirkland, she formed, trained, and sustained a team of “lay caring ministers” to empower members to provide appropriate care and visitation for homebound and ill members of the congregation.  She also wrote and instituted a “Longest Night” service to be held on December 21, which she describes as a “healing, nurturing time to acknowledge darkness in our lives in the midst of the holidays” that “ties in with our theology of Advent:  Jesus as the light of hope coming into our darkness”.

 

 

Pastor Verlon Brown

Pastor Verlon Brown
office hours by appointment, please call the office 206-322-7500


Pastor Verlon Brown has served part-time at Central since1997. Prior to that, he was the Village Pastor at Holden Village, a Lutheran Retreat Center in Eastern Washington. During the week, Pastor Verlon works at Evergreen Treatment Services. There he walks with homeless men, helping them find housing and other services. In the larger church, Pastor Verlon works with youth and does training in anti-racism. He lives in West Seattle with his wife Netter. In his free time, he enjoys playing the harmonica and doing stand-up comedy.

 

 

Duane Miles

Music Director: Will Gerhardt
email: musicdirector@loveiscentral.org


We are excited to welcome our new Music Director Will Gerhardt who will start at Central on Sunday October 29!

 

 

 

 

 

Office Manager: Sandy Kraegel
email: office@loveiscentral.org
Office hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday-Friday


Sandy Kraegel is Central’s very capable office manager. She came to Central in 2004. She is usually the voice you hear when you call. She’s also the one who reminds you when it’s your turn to serve coffee, bring communion bread or help with the worship service. If you leave something at church, Sandy maintains a ‘lost and found.’ If you need to get in touch with another member, Sandy can help you with that. Sandy lives in Capitol Hill with her husband Matt and their dog Shelly.

 

 

Coordinator of Intergenerational Ministries: Brian Anderson
email: cim@loveiscentral.org

Office hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & as needed


Brian Anderson, along with his wife Sue and daughters Nicole, Sydney, and Miranda, has been a member of Central since 1998.  He has held many positions over those years including Sunday School Coordinator, Co-coordinator of Vacation Bible School, Congregation President, Chair of the Faith Formation Forum Committee, and Chair of the Social Advocacy & Outreach Committee.  His latest role is on staff as the Coordinator of Intergenerational Ministries.  A former food bank manager, Brian is most passionate about creating opportunities for the congregation to learn about and become directly involved in promoting social justice and equality in our neighborhood, our state, and beyond.

 

Caretaker: Brian Schoof

email: caretaker@loveiscentral.org


We welcome Brian Schoof, long time member of Central, to be our new caretaker/building manager. He will be working for us approximately 20 hours per week.. Brian will be around most Sundays, so be sure and welcome him in his new role!

 

 

 

 

Duane Miles

Groundskeeper: Bradley Finn

email: grounds@loveiscentral.org


On Sunday mornings, stop by and introduce yourself to new hire Bradley Finn (who has attended worship and even served as assisting minister for us).  Bradley will be doing grounds keeping and take charge of security and lock-up on Sunday mornings.

 

 

 

 

Nursery Attendant: Erica Hayes


My name is Erica Hayes and I've been working in the nursery for about two years. I've really enjoyed getting to know some of Central's youngest members, and especially like getting creative with the kids in the play kitchen! Outside of the nursery, I like watching movies and am learning how to sew.

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery Attendant: Carlos Martinez


My name is Carlos Martinez and I moved to Seattle about two years ago as part of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. When I'm not getting drawn on by kids at work, I can be found climbing stairs all over the city. I started working in the nursery in May, where I learned that I'm either 8 years old or 100, but either way I'm too old to ride a unicorn. Kids share the crucial facts!

 


Central Lutheran Church • 1710 11th Avenue • Seattle WA 98122 • (206) 322-7500 • fax (206) 322-0195 • www.loveiscentral.org