Woodland Park Press
Publication of Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
The Pastor Nominating Committee with Pastor Staci: (Left to Right) Susie Fish-Sadin, Cathy Bronsdon, Todd Peterson, Pastor Staci Imes, Gene Oliver, Karen Siscel Smith and Tom Howard.
In Preparation for the New Pastor…..
An Update on Our New Pastor, Staci Imes
As many of you know, we had the exciting pleasure on June 23rd of voting to bring Staci Imes to Woodland Park Church as our new pastor. Since that important date, Staci has had quite a full schedule in preparing for her move to Seattle and becoming our pastor.
Since June 23rd, Staci has been traveling all over the country for the last few weeks, being examined for ordination by the Milwaukee Presbytery and seeing friends who are getting ready to accept calls in other states as well. Staci has been under the care of the Milwaukee Presbytery and has chosen to be examined and ordained in that Presbytery. Her first day on the job here at WPPC will be Monday, August 5th,and her first sermon will be the following Sunday ,August 11th. The Committee on Ministry gave Staci permission to lead our church prior to her ordination and the only function she will have to wait to participate in is the serving of the sacraments or perform weddings. Rev Dick Erickson will lead communion until Staci is ordained. Shortly before August 25th, Staci will fly back to Milwaukee and be ordained by the Presbytery of Milwaukee. She will then be transferred to the membership of the Seattle Presbytery so that she may serve our call. Staci will then return to Seattle as an ordained pastor and her installation service at our church will take place in September. Filling in for Staci on August 25 will be Rev. Mimi Geibel. More information on the installation service will be forthcoming.
This is an exciting time for WPPC as Staci is taking our position at a time when our surrounding Greenwood neighborhood area is becoming quite an active community with many young couples moving in and lots of community activities occurring. The PNC definitely felt Staci has the ability to minister to our congregation and help us become more integrated into our community. We are looking forward to her leadership in our worship experiences. This has been quite a process not only for our church but for Staci as she has completed her requirements for ordination and prepares to be our minister.
We ask that you keep Staci and our church in your prayers as we approach this new chapter in the life of Woodland Park Presbyterian Church.
Tom Howard (Former PNC member)
August Schedule at the Pulpit and Lectionary