Greetings Messiah Lutheran!
Hello from Minnesota! We're Allison and Timothy Siburg, and we will have the joy and privilege of learning, leading, growing and serving alongside you starting this September. Allison is excited to be your pastoral intern, and Timothy will be leading as a part of his experience and learning towards being an Associate in Ministry. We'll be following in the footsteps of our PLU and Luther Seminary friend Joe Natwick, and this year's awesome co-interns Ben and Kristen. You'll quickly realize we don't have the big hair like Joe and aren't native mid-westerners like Ben and Kristen, but you'll learn what's unique about us, we're sure
We're excited to say that coming to Vancouver is sort of a homecoming for us, as we both grew up in Washington. Allison is originally from Issaquah and Timothy from Poulsbo. It's the first time we will be living in WA since we got married in 2010 and then moved to Minnesota for seminary five years ago.
We're excited to serve together as a ministry couple. We are so grateful that we will be able to learn from and be mentored by a talented pastor-couple in Pastors Kathy and Peter!
To get to know a little bit more about us, allow us to introduce ourselves:
I'm Allison, and I'm thrilled to be Messiah's Intern Pastor this year! Since I was little, I've always been asking questions about who is God: Where is God? Does God listen to our prayers? Does it even matter if we believe in God? I got to explore these questions further as I worked at Camp Lutherwood in Bellingham, went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, served on campus and studied in my religion classes at Pacific Lutheran University. At PLU I really found my voice and a community of friends and learners, and one such friend became my husband Timothy!
||Jakki & Rob Parks, Issaquah
||Tricia & Dave Siburg, Poulsbo
||Maria (and Derek) Harwell, Kirkland
||St. Andrew’s Lutheran (Bellevue)
||First Lutheran (Poulsbo)
||Cello, Handbells, Voice (Alto)
||Piano, Handbells, Voice (Tenor)
|Major(s) at PLU
||Religion, and minor in
Women’s & Gender Studies
|Economics & Religion
|# of Family who’ve gone to PLU
|Pastors in Family
||Uncle David Parks, Our
Savior’s Lutheran (Everett)
|Uncle Jeff Tengesdal, First English Lutheran (Appleton, WI) & Grandpa Tengesdal
||MA- Systematic Theology (Luther Seminary, 2012)
||MA- Management (Drucker School, Claremont, CA, 2010) &
MA- Congregational Mission & Leadership (Luther Sem., 2012)
|What we drink at coffee shops
||Decaf Vanilla Americano w/room
|Quick Ways to Our Heart
walks in nature
|Chocolate Milkshakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies &
|Favorite Sports Teams
||Mariners & Seahawks