Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

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Sibyl Lundy

Sibyl Lundy, MA, CT, CBT has been active in the interfaith movement in the Northwest since 1997. She was a member of the Interfaith Council of Washington from 1997 to 2002, where she served as the Buddhist delegate to the Council. She also served as Vice President and President of the Council, leaving the post of President in 2002. She has been an active member of the Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Ballard since 2000. First as a Tibetan Buddhist student, and later as a Zen student, she has studied with Tibetan lamas, and Japanese and Chinese Zen masters since 1985.

Following an interest in interfaith hospital chaplaincy, Sibyl has worked in large northwest hospitals such as Swedish Medical Center, Stevens Community Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and Hospice since 1996. She received a Masters Degree in Applied Interfaith Theology from Maryhurst University in 2004, a program for interfaith spiritual caregivers in corporations, hospitals, parishes and other institutions. She is recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) as a lay spiritual caregiver, by the American Academy of Bereavement (AAB) as a Certified Bereavement Facilitator (CBF), and by the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) as a Certified Thanatologist (CT) (thanatology is the study of death, dying and bereavement). She currently teaches classes on Buddhism for the Religious Studies Department of Marylhurst University, and enforces the laws of English grammar and effective communication in the Corporate world.

Sibyl has been a member of the Interfaith Community Sanctuary since 1999 and has served as a support to the ministerial circle for many years.She was the 2006 recipient of the Interfaith Council of WA's Appreciation Award for her dedication in the promotion of interfaith understanding. 

Sibyl was first called to be an Associate Minister in the summer of 2007. After a year of reflection, contemplation and prayer, she accepted this call. 

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UPCOMING SERVICES with Rev. Sibyl Lundy:
On the fourth Sunday each month Sibyl participates with Associate Ministers Linda Stern and David Heitmiller in offering the morning worship service on a rotation with Rev. Karen Lindquist's services.

Sibyl offers Bereavement groups in the greater Seattle area and at Interfaith Community Sanctuary. Please contact her directly to discover more about these gatherings.

Ministerial Associates are long term members of ICS who have shown dedication and aptitude toward ministry in the care for others, in service, and study of the world's religions.

Associate Ministers work closely with the ministers of Interfaith Community Sanctuary, Karen Lindquist, Jamal Rahman and  Rev. Debra Lajimodiere (emeritus). Ministerial Associates also work closely with the Guiding Council and the membership as well as to discover their own unique interfaith ministry.

Together we strive to fulfill the Vision, Mission and Goals as collectively stated by the congregation and try to be a positive voice for interfaith understanding in the world.