Announcing OSLC Transition Pastor Jim Kruse

The OSLC Council, in partnership with the NW Washington Synod, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor Jim Kruse to the position of Transition Pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Pastor Jim grew up in Colorado and Hawaii, and graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Christ Seminary—Seminex, and was ordained in 1981. Pastor Jim served congregations in Indianapolis and Milwaukee before moving to the Grünewald Guild, in Plain, Washington in 1995, to serve as Director of Community Life. Since 1997 Pastor Jim served two regular calls, Christ Lutheran in Edmonds, and Cross of Christ Lutheran in Bellevue, with the Northwest Washington Synod before moving to retirement status in 2012. Since then he has served numerous transition ministries at the invitation of the Synod office.

Pastor Jim is married to Arlys, who works as the Facilities Manager for the Kaiser Permanente Clinic in downtown Bellevue. Their house in Redmond is also the home of two Golden Retrievers, Eli, a 5-year old therapy dog with the Reading With Rover remedial reading program, and Tremor, a ten-week old puppy who is still getting his act together but has a very promising future.

You can contact Pastor Kruse by email at [email protected], or by calling 206-919-9520.

Upcoming Opportunities to meet Pastor Kruse:

Sunday, Oct. 6 – Pastor Kruse will preach and preside.

Sunday, Oct. 13 – Pastor Kruse will be installed during worship.

Sunday, Sept. 29 – Pastor Kruse will be on hand to say hello during the fellowship hour following worship in Anderson Hall.

Yours in peace,

Chuck Bachman, OSLC Council President

Pastor Kruse with Chester, the therapy dog

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