Pastor & Leadership

Pastor – Pastor Kurt Christenson

The Rev. Kurt Robert Christenson holds a BA in Philosophy and English from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 1983, and received his MDiv from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA 1988.

He was ordained into the ministry of the ELCA by Bishop J. Roger Anderson at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Los Angeles on August 13, 1989. He served two congregations in redevelopment, supported by the ELCA Division for Outreach, now Renewing Congregations: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Ojai, CA 1989-1998 and Bethesda Lutheran Church, Springfield, MA 1999-2006. He served as the Interim at Lutheran Church of the Master, Lancaster, CA 2007-2008 and the Senior Pastor of Salem Lutheran Church and School 2008-2018.

First Lutheran Church - Pastor Darryl

Director of Music Bill Engel


2021 Church Council

  • David Pohl, President
  • Kara Oien, Vice President
  • Allison Emery, Secretary
  • Richard Krueger, Treasurer
  • Anke Hartung, Financial Secretary
  • Mary Ann Horton
  • Richard Phillips
  • Carol Schultz

Hannah DeMers – Church Administrator

Wayne Boss – Facilities & Security

Brian Jensen – Worship Technician