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.

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Professional & Staff

Bill Engel

Bill Engel

Director of Music

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Brian Jensen

Brian Jensen

Worship Technician

Wayne Boss

Wayne Boss

Facility & Security Director

Erin Pfaff

Erin Pfaff

Church Administrator

Erin joins our office ministry as a new member of FLC and a recent transplant to the greatest city in the US! In addition to her office role at FLC, she is a teacher educator, board game fanatic, and enjoys traveling, hiking, and flying trapeze.

2022 Church Council

    Paul Engel

    Paul Engel

    President

    Paul is a retired nurse anesthetist, and currently sings in 3 choirs throughout the year, all based in San Diego.  At Christmas time, that jumps to 4 choirs!  I’ve never slept, ate, or exercised better in my life.  Retirement is good! 

    Joe Slevcove

    Joe Slevcove

    Vice President

    Joe and Beth Slevcove have been attending First Lutheran Church since 2002, and have raised their two teenage kids here. Joe has worked as a high school drama teacher and director, and is currently back being a grad student in the SDSU Theatre Department. Beth is a Hospice Chaplain (and surfer).

    Allison Emery

    Allison Emery

    Secretary

    Richard Phillips

    Richard Phillips

    Treasurer

    Anke Hartung

    Anke Hartung

    Financial Secretary

    Kara Oien

    Kara Oien

    TACO Liaison

    Mary Ann Horton

    Mary Ann Horton

    David Pohl

    David Pohl

    Billie Thompson

    Billie Thompson