Our Pastor

Pastor Bryon Hansen

Pastor Bryon Hansen is a native of Washington State. He was born in Puyallup and studied at Western Washington University in Bellingham. He studied further at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley where he learned theology and pastoral ministry in the wonderful ecumenical mix of the Graduate Theological Union. Most recently, Pastor Hansen studied at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, where he completed a Doctor of Ministry in preaching degree.

Ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in 1986, Pastor Hansen has served congregations in Idaho, Oregon and Northern California. He is excited to be back in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and to serve the people of Phinney Ridge Lutheran. His passions in ministry are liturgy, preaching and faith formation for children, youth and adults. He believes these gifts from God powerfully shape and transform lives. Phinney is living proof!

Pastor Hansen is married to the Reverend Canon Britt Olson, a Priest in the Episcopal Church. In their Sabbath time they enjoy hiking, exploring the Seattle area, reading, film and spending time with friends. They share their home with a cat named Linus, who never makes life boring.

Pastor Hansen is supported by our staff.