By St. Timothy Lutheran | Press Release
St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 16431 52nd Avenue W. Edmonds, has announced the installation of Reverend Sean G. Berry on August 30th, 2020 at 3pm.
While all members and interested parties are invited to attend, confirmed reservations are required due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations for the limited seating can be confirmed by contacting Karl Simon, 425-670-3354.
Reverend Berry completed his pre-seminary program at Concordia University in Nebraska and then on to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. After a year of post graduate work, Reverend Berry was called to serve God’s people at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Edmonds. Prior to graduation, Reverend Berry served his vicarage at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Garden City, New York.
Reverend Berry is originally from Castle Rock, Colorado and, with his twin sister attended schools in Denver and Castle Rock. While growing up in Colorado he attended elementary and middle school at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School in Denver. After middle school he went to Castle View High School in Castle Rock, CO.
During College, pursuing a possible military career he joined the U.S. Army reserves. During his training his ambitions changed as he experienced praying with fellow-soldiers and becoming a spiritual figure for them in a rather stressful transition of their lives. Through that experience he thought that pursuing the Pastoral office was the path he should follow.
Immediately after college, Berry attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis where he grew in deeper appreciation of the breadth and depth of God’s incomprehensible Word. During his vicarage in New York, he learned so many great things from a compassionate supervisor and loving people. After his vicarage he finished his last year of Seminary with a Master of Divinity. It was during this last year of Seminary that the reality of Pastoral ministry and the seriousness of the call began to weigh on him and he decided to study one more year. Thus, obtaining another degree, Master of Sacred Theology.
Rev. Berry says, “This last year of study was an incredibly formative year for me. Call Day and the events leading to today excites me to make the transition into the office of Pastor and I am thrilled to serve the people of St. Timothy. Of course, I would not have gotten this far without the help from the people who continue to show love and support for me in various ways.”
St. Timothy Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod was formed in 1963 serving the nearby communities of South Snohomish and North King Counties for 57 years. This important event will mark a planned renewal of St Timothy currently being served on a part time basis by Reverend Richard Flath since 2010.