Berg Ordained in Auburn

A successful businessman for 20 years, Kim Berg felt something was missing from his life. His search for answers led him to Jesus and into a community of believers in Snohomish, Wash., where he was baptized in 1995.

Before long, Berg was involved in lay leadership and eventually became a pastoral assistant. He re-entered school and graduated from Puget Sound Christian College in 2001. He is continuing his studies through Andrews University's off-campus degree program.

Berg has served Washington Conference churches in Oak Harbor, Cedarhome, Port Townsend and Poulsbo. He is currently serving as associate pastor at the Auburn City Church.

After meeting ordination requirements and receiving approval from three review committees, Berg was ordained in Auburn, Wash., on Dec. 18, 2010.

"The laying on of hands at ordination represents the baptism of the Holy Spirit upon a person, asking God to give the needed gifts to perform the role of a pastor," says John Freedman, Washington Conference president. "It is impossible to perform the role of a pastor effectively without the baptism of the Holy Spirit."

Kim and his wife, Lisa, with children Kim, Kyle, Dylan, Levi and Annalisa, love to be involved in community outreach and youth ministries of every kind.

The Berg's passion is to involve young people in the church and let them know they are valued and necessary to the church's mission.

February 01, 2011 / Washington Conference