The Reverend Janet Sonnanburg comes to WPPC as Interim Pastor while the pastor seeking process is begun. Rev. Sonnanburg will be with us for at least a year from this Easter 2012. Rev. Sonnanburg has extensive experience in assisting congregations with pastoral transitions in both the Seattle Presbytery and North Puget Sound Presbytery. Her responsibilities at WPPC, among others, include leading worship, moderating Session, supporting committees, and providing pastoral care.
Here's a little background on Rev. Sonnanburg:
"I am a native northwesterner, born in Spokane. Growing up I lived there, in Boise, and in Seoul, Korea, where my father worked for USAID. My family attended Presbyterian churches, except for our time in Korea, when we attended nondenominational worship."
"It was as a student at Whitworth College (now University) that I began integrating my intellectual understanding with an owned faith. Four years after graduating I began my studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Between my second year there, and starting an internship at First Presbyterian in Everett, I married Keith Sonnanburg, a clinical psychologist. Following graduation from Princeton, I accepted a call as associate pastor at a large church in Michigan. Our two sons, Kevin and Luke, now 23 and 20 years old, were born there. We returned to the northwest in 1993. Since then I have served several churches as an interim or temporary pastor, and for three years was on the staff of a Methodist church, focusing on pastoral care."