About Us

Prince of Peace is a member congregation of the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Established in 1959, the congregation serves individuals and families who live in the South Puget Sound area.  

For over 50 years God's people have gathered here around Word and Sacraments to proclaim the Gospel — God's love for all demonstrated in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. All are welcome to share in this mission.

For details on finding us, visit our Contact Us page


What We Believe

The following is a summary of what we as a Lutheran congregation believe, teach and confess. In a world that is increasingly post-modern and as the church continues to adapt its teachings to meet the ever-changing whims of society, we take the time to give a clear, unchanging and substantial presentation of our beliefs.

A Summary of what Lutherans Believe by Dr. Samuel Nafzger here




If you are interested in church membership, please contact pastor at pastor@poplakewood.org and fill out a membership information form here.


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Baptized Membership

Baptized members are all members who have been baptized in the name of the Tri-une God and who are under the spiritual care of the pastor of this congregation including the children who have not yet been confirmed.

Baptized members strive to conform their lives to their baptismal vows; and avail themselves of the worship, educational and service opportunities of the congregation that will contribute to the development of the Christian faith; and pursue in due time catechetical instruction which will lead to the Rite of Confirmation.

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Full Communicant Member

Communicant members are those baptized members who have been confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and accept the doctrinal teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Communicant members strive to conform their entire lives to the rule of God’s Word and make diligent use of the means of grace, exercise their faithful stewardship of God’s gifts, and impart and accept admonition as the need for such admonition becomes apparent.

Communicant members who are 18 years or older are also voting members of the congregation.

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Membership Transfer/Affirmation of Faith

If you are a member of a sister LCMS congregation or in a church that is in fellowship with the LCMS such as the Lutheran Church Canada (LCC) you may request a transfer of your membership by the pastor. Under special circumstances you may be received by affirmation of faith and accept the doctrinal teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).


To learn more about what the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod believes, click here.


God Connects is a video-based adult Christian education (confirmation) course developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM). It has been doctrinally reviewed by the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) and covers Christian doctrine in 12 topics. Each topic begins with a short video and is supported with a downloadable discussion guide and PowerPoint presentation.

Please speak with Pastor Paul or email him at pastor@poplakewood.org if you are interested in church membership and would like Adult instruction.

To view and go through the God Connects course click here

Our Staff

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Rev. Paul E. Zeigler


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Office Manager

Dorothy Rogers



Sue JAcobson


Congregational Treasurer

Judith Headdress




LaVonne Johnson



Jim Kelsey