Welcome to Lutheran Youth of North Seattle
Once upon a time, in about 1996, three churches (Ballard First Lutheran, Phinney Ridge Lutheran, and Queen Anne Lutheran) got together to talk about what it might look like to do youth ministry together. They assembled a board, who established LYONS, (Lutheran Youth of North Seattle) as a non-profit organization charged with the duty of providing youth ministry opportunities for the youth in those churches and in the general area.
Shawn Bergstrom, better known as "Bergie" was hired as the youth director. Bergie and Dinah, recently married, had relocated to Seattle from Great Bend, Kansas, where Bergie was the Youth and Music Director. Until his untimely passing in 2005, Bergie directed LYONS and was largely responsible for its success in carrying out the vision of the original founding board members.
Currently, LYONS serves five ELCA congregations around the Seattle area. The program is overseen by board comprised of members from several of the member churches and meets on a regular basis. Volunteers fill out the ranks from each of the churches to support a variety of youth activities and community events.