We welcome Pastor John Schraan! It is with great pleasure that we extend a special welcome to our new Pastor, John Schraan, his wife Katrine and their children - Henry and Lillian. We are glad you are here.
Pastor John and his family come from Christ Lutheran Church in Yakima where he was a Pastor for the past 10 years. Pastor John completed his pastoral training at Luther Theological Seminary, located in St. Paul, MN where he earned a Master's of Divinity degree. Prior to that, he studied at Trinity Lutheran College (Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle) where his major was Biblical Studies. Trinity is where he met and fell in love with his classmate Katrine, an Issaquah native. In college, he also fell in love with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest where he hoped to return after Seminary.
Pastor John enjoys opening the Bible and connecting the Scripture with our daily lives through preaching, teaching, or song. He delights in responding to the "hard questions" of faith. The most exciting part of being a pastor for him is watching for the sudden spark of new insight as the Bible comes alive for a parishioner. Pastor John enjoys reading, sharing a meal with friends, playing trumpet, exploring nature, fishing in the family boat, playing video games, and spending time with his wonderful family.