Hello, St. Dunstan’s!
I’m excited to be joining you and being a part of the St. Dunstan’s community as I continue my formation into being a deacon.
My wife Janice and I have lived in Shoreline since 1992. We have three grown children and two grandchildren. In my day job I’m a fingerprint examiner with King County. Janice has her own bookkeeping business. For the past 30-plus years we’ve been parishioners at Christ Church in the University District. I do volunteer street ministry with Operation Nightwatch, and I’m chairing the El Salvador Companion Committee for the Diocese. I was accepted as a postulant this January and am finishing my first year in the Olympia Iona School. This coming Sunday, June 17, will be the first Sunday of my field education assignment.
We’re just working out the details of my learning agreement with the parish, but you can expect to see me assisting at the altar and being involved in parish events. I’m especially excited about St. Dunstan’s feeding ministry. I’m here to learn, and especially to learn to be diaconal: to bridge the church and the world, to be an example of Christian service, and to assist the congregation in fulfilling their baptismal vows. I’m looking forward to learning and serving with you!
— Alan Christensen