SHARI JACKSON MONSON
Call: I guide people who lead the church during seasons of change. Interim By Design is a place for these leaders to draw inspiration, find and share practical resources, and participate together as a learning community.
Vocation: I serve as Interim Head of Staff/Senior Pastor at John Knox Presbyterian Church. Previously I have served in this role at West Side Presbyterian Church, in West Seattle, at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church in Spokane, WA, and at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis, WA.
Research: I study the spiritual practices of interim pastors that sustain vitality in ministry. Soon I will be launching a participatory research project on this topic. If you are an interim or transitional pastor and would like to learn more contact me.
Skills: I am an accomplished ministry strategist whose impact is seen in staffing models, strategic plans, mission studies, and mission partnerships around the world. My well-worn passport illustrates a passion for bringing hope to people experiencing change, crisis, conflict, or living in poverty.
Education: Life and ministry in the Middle East, South Asia, SE Asia, Central America, and Sub Saharan Africa add a global flavor to my perspective on the world. I hold degrees from Seattle Pacific University (BA), Drew University (MA), Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India (post MA), and Fuller Theological Seminary (MDiv). Currently I am in the Doctorate of Ministry program at Seattle University.
My husband Craig and I make our home in western Washington. We have a globe-trotting daughter and home-hearth warming son.