Pastor Susan Kintner began her call as Assistant to the Bishop on November 1, 2007. She was baptized January 10, 1954, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles, WA. In this same parish she later affirmed her baptismal vows. Kintner was ordained in 1980. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a B.A. in Religion and European History. She earned her M.Div. at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1980. The Graduate Theological Union of which PLTS is a member seminary, provided classroom interaction with other main-line denominations: Episcopalian, American Baptist, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, and Unitarian, as well as three Roman Catholic communities: Franciscan, Dominican, and Jesuit. She learned that on the West Coast especially, Christians must work together.
She has served three congregations: Grace, Palo Alto, California; St. Luke, Portland; and St. Andrew, Beaverton. Pastoral care and spirituality have been her primary passions in ministry. She has three years of experience as a hospital chaplain. The conversation of health and faith is an important one to her.
Susan has two sons, one who has just completed graduate school in Math at Northwestern University, and one starting a graduate program in Greeley, Co. Susan is an avid reader and bird watcher.
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