North Bay Lutheran Community Church

Allyn, Washington, United States

Senior Pastor

  • Address: 221 East Lakeland Drive, Allyn, Washington 98524
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Mary Severeid
  • Phone: 253.531.8569
  • Email:
  • Website: Click Here
  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Sub-Category: Senior Pastor
  • Position Title: Senior Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    North Bay Lutheran Community Church in beautiful Allyn, Washington is currently seeking its next full-time Pastor.

    In January 2010, Pastor Brian Pederson and a few friends founded North Bay Lutheran Community Church and held the first service in the former First Baptist Church in Allyn, Washington. Later that year, the congregation voted to buy the church and by September had raised the money to complete the purchase. In the ensuing years, North Bay Lutheran acquired adjacent property and paid off the mortgage. In March 2020, Pastor Brian Pederson received a diagnosis of cancer. For a year, he was able to remain active in all phases of his ministry, but eventually he was not well enough to continue serving the congregation as Pastor. The much-loved Pastor Brian passed away on May 5, 2021.

    North Bay’s sanctuary is located adjacent to a large housing development, Lakeland Village. Residents of this village, many who are retired, make up a large portion of the membership of this active family of believers. Many young families with children have also moved to the area and some have joined the North Bay family. Members come also from the neighboring communities of Shelton, Belfair, Grapeview, Bremerton and Port Orchard and the rural areas of Mason and Kitsap counties.

    In June of 2018, NBLCC began a renovation project to remodel and enlarge the church facility to meet the growing needs of the congregation and the ministries housed in the aging building.  

    Today, the project is completed. Newly remodeled and enlarged, North Bay Lutheran Community Church commands a view of the North Bay of Case Inlet and majestic Mt Rainier. Included in the upgrade are carillon bells and a steeple that can be seen from a great distance serving as a “beacon on the hill”.  The now ADA compliant building has a new additional HVAC unit, a large narthex and sanctuary (154 capacity), three office spaces, two classrooms, a separate meeting room, a new kitchen and fellowship hall plus an elevator.

    During the remodel and except for during the COVID quarantine when services were held on-line, the congregation continued to worship together utilizing other facilities in the community. We moved back into the church building in October of 2021. Average attendance prior to the remodel was 70-90; currently, Sunday morning worship service average attendance is 90 and is led by interim Pastor Gary Heltsley.

    Nestled between Case Inlet and Hood Canal in a quiet and peaceful wooded setting, Allyn is a small but vibrant salt-water community featuring a 27-hole golf course and a fifty-acre lake. Belfair, five miles away, offers many amenities: two major grocery stores, several eateries, a hardware store, dentists, chiropractors and an urgent care and primary care facility. Shelton, the County seat (population 10,000+), is 18 miles away and offers several medical facilities and a general hospital. It is only two hours to the Pacific Ocean or the Cascade Mountains, an hour to Seattle by ferry, an hour’s drive to Olympia, the state capital, and forty-five minutes to Tacoma. Opportunities for fishing, skiing, hiking, boating and camping abound.

    We are Praying for a Pastor who:

    • Has an outgoing, caring, welcoming personality.
    • Prepares Bible-based sermons in an engaging manner that inspires our growth in faith.
    • Will work with us to bring more young families into the congregation and will oversee the development of programs to meet their needs.
    • Will fully support and oversee all Bible study groups.
    • Appreciates the importance of music in worship and enjoys enhancing the worship services by coordinating scriptures, message and music.
    • Has technology, computer and media literacy.
    • Conducts calls and visits for member comfort and care.
    • Provides counseling for congregational members and the community as needed.
    • Gets to know the congregational members and joins in fellowship events with them.
    • Will work cooperatively with the church council, listening with an open mind and advising as needed.
    • Remains accessible to the congregational members by maintaining regular office hours.
    • Has prior experience as a lead Pastor.
    • Has a MDiv degree.

    Minimum Qualifications

    North Bay Lutheran seeks a Pastor who:

    • Is LCMC certified or is willing to become certified on the LCMC clergy roster in a timely manner.
    • Is Ordained.
    • Will preach the Word, administer the sacraments, conduct public worship, and provide Pastoral care.
    • Strives to extend the Kingdom of God.

    If Interested

    • Submit your resume to: Mary Severeid (
    • All inquiries and applications will be reviewed by the call committee.