We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's undemanding grace.
There is a place for you here regardless of your age, race, gender, life experience, complexities and questions.
Who we are
We are a faith community that shares a living, daring confidence in God's undemanding grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all.
We welcome you to join this community of faith in Port Ludlow, WA., regardless of your age, race, gender, life experience, complexities and questions. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of the larger story that makes up Peace Lutheran. There is a place for you here!
What we believe
When we talk about faith, we are talking about the relationship God's Holy Spirit creates with us. It's a relationship where God's promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life.
At the same time faith does not close our minds to the world and our hearts to others. We continue to listen to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. We listen to the witness of others and we watch for the ways God is active in the world around us. Faith opens a place for engaging others in conversation, for seeking the truth, for asking questions and speaking love in word and deed.
Love is not something we just talk about.
taking action. At Peace, we demonstrate our love for our neighbors
through many compassion projects. These
acts of love are an overflow of God's grace
at work within us.
Jesus came to save the world, not judge it. As Christ's followers, we also share that value. The undemanding grace of God welcomes people in so that they might experience Christ as their friend, Savior and Lord.
We are better
When God's people gather as a community of faith, we are stronger as individuals and collectively we can do more to bring hope to this world. The Spirit gathers us and em-powers us for the sake of our neighbors and all creation.
Pastor Ron McClung is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and approved as a Mission Developer/Redeveloper for the ELCA. Ron began his ministry at Peace on September 1, 2013. Ron has a passion to see people experience God's unconditional love and amazing grace and it is his goal to see Peace Lutheran become a multi-site congregation (one congregation with multiple locations).
Alyssa WrightMultimedia Ministry Assistant
Alyssa is the media techie at Peace Lutheran and is currently working towards a degree in Multimedia Communications from Peninsula College. She has been interested in digital art since before she graduated from Chimacum High School in 2008. Besides graphic design, her passions include singing, fantasy story writing, and reading. She has been married to her husband, Robert, for 7 years, and they share their home with their 1 year old Norwegian Forrest cat, Charlie.
JoAnna KleinMusic Director & Pianist
JoAnna Klein received her music degree in 1962 and now, after many years as an elementary education teacher and principal, she is excited to be using her degree as our Music Director. JoAnna is always looking for more singers to join the joyful group called Choir of Peace. How about you? She also enjoys the jumble puzzle and playing Rumi-cube with her husband, Ed.
Cynthia BuschagenAssociate in Ministry
Cynthia brings a wealth of experience to Peace coming from Denver, Colorado, where she served in congregations as an A.I.M., a roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) specializing in Service and Word. Cynthia is active with the Womens' Book Study and the Choir of Peace, serves as one of our Assistant Ministers, and helps plan our liturgy on Sundays. The light of her life is her granddaughter, sons and also enjoys her two dogs.
David WitsoeSpecial Projects Director
For first three years, David was at the helm as the lay leader of Peace Lutheran Fellowship. He is a trusted and respected “Elder” of our fellowship and cares deeply about the people of Peace Lutheran and our community. Now, David works on Special Projects as needed (which is often!). David and his wife, Audrey, are tireless supporters of the work of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, as they help children afflicted with cancer. Every year David and Audrey go skiing with their adult children and their grandchildren in Vail, Colorado.
Karen JensenEditor of Church Updates & Information Maven
Karen wears many hats at Peace. She keeps records for us, runs Church Updates (our online news organ, service recruiter and prayer chain), and serves as one of our Readers during worship.
Karen and her husband, Harold, own the property in Ludlow Bay that has been in Karen's family for ages. They both retired from South Kitsap School District and are still dedicated to helping children through Backpacks for Kids Weekend Nutrition program they helped start and continue to guide.
Jan meticulously tracks every penny that goes in and out of Peace Lutheran, which is no small job! Her career with the telephone company prepared her for this challenging position. Jan and her husband, Mike, moved up from Texas to Port Ludlow to escape the heat and she spends many hours volunteering on behalf of animals who are being rescued in our community. Jan and Mike live with one of their rescue animals, Max — one very lucky dog!
Jean teaches a course to Adult and Youth called, Living Catechism. She is a master teacher and has a contagious spirit that transfers easily to her students. The Catechism gives answers to questions about our faith. She makes the Scriptures come to life and applies these teachings to our daily lives. Jean and her late husband, Rev. Charles Kaldahl, were involved in teaching on healing and praying for the sick in Lutheran congregations. In her spare time, Jean is very active in Daughters of Norway, don't ya' know.