The Rev. Anne-Grethe Nielsen - Sunday, May 19
All are invited to celebrate the Installation of the Rev. Anne-Grethe Nielsen as pastor of the Danish Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda on Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. The church address is
16881 Bastanchury Road, Yorba Linda.
Clergy are invited to vest and process, with the color of the day as white.
All are invited to a meet and greet reception on the patio immediately following the service. Following that, there will be an After Reception, including a Danish Dinner and an evening with Danish songs.
The donation for 3-course meal is $25. If you wish to attend the meal, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15.
Pastor Anne-Grethe has served the Danish Lutheran Church for a number of years while ordained with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark. She recently was approved to transfer to the ELCA roster.
The Ordination of Sharayah Robinson - Saturday, May 25
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation in Poway is pleased to share the invitation for all to attend the Ordination of Sharayah Robinson on Saturday May 25 at 2:00 p.m. The church is located at 16889 Espola Road, Poway. A light reception will follow the service.
Sharayah has been called is to Kathryn-Fingal-Nome Parish, a 4-point rural ministry in Eastern North Dakota Synod. Her start date was May 1.
The Rev. Wesley Menke - Sunday, May 26
All are invited to celebrate the Installation of the Rev. Wesley Menke as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Upland on Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. The church address is 2108 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland. Clergy are invited to vest and process, with the color of the day as white. All are invited to a reception immediately following the service.
Pastor Wesley began his call with Grace in March 2019. Rev. Wesley's first call was
to a bilingual church in Santa Ana, California: Iglesia Luterana San Pedro. He received an advanced certificate in Lutheran Theology from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. Rev. Wesley graduated from Claremont School of Theology in May 2013 with a dual Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theology.
Pastor Wesley served as Director of Youth and Family Ministry and Spanish Teacher for seven years at Our Savior's Lutheran Church and School in San Clemente, California. Pastor Wesley's passion for youth ministry began as a camp counselor at El Camino Pines where he also met his wife, Sheri. Together they have five children: Rebecca, Charles, Alan, Paxton, and Sophie Grace.
The Rev. Paul Hegele - Sunday, June 16
All are invited to celebrate the installation of the Rev. Paul Hegele as pastor of Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach on Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m. The church address is 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Clergy are invited to vest and process, with the color of the day as white.
Pastor Paul began his call with Newport Harbor in January of this year. He has been a pastor for 43 years serving parishes in Toledo, Ohio and Louisville, KY. He also chaired the Communications Committee of the NW Ohio Synod for 12 years. His professional degrees are from Harvard Divinity, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.
His wife, Julie, is a retired commercial interior designer. Their daughter, Christyn, is an ELCA pastor in Kansas City and son, Andrew, is a Disney movie editor in Burbank.
The Rev. John Barton - Sunday, June 23
All are invited to celebrate the installation of the Rev. John Barton as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Menifee on Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 p.m.
The church address is 28200 Portsmouth Drive, Sun City. Clergy are invited to vest and process, with the color of the day as green. A reception will be held immediately following the service and all are welcome to attend.
Pastor John began his call with Faith Lutheran on May 1. Pastor John shared the following, "I was born and raised in Tempe, AZ and went to undergrad at ASU where I met my wife, Sarah, at the Lutheran Campus Ministry there. I am also an alumnus of Lutheran Retreat, Camps, and Conferences where I was a camper and staff member for a combined 9 years. I look forward to reconnecting with LRCC. I went on to attend seminary at PLTS, finishing my degree with an internship at First Lutheran Church in Waltham, MA.
Sarah and I were married last year in Sedona, AZ and recently moved to Menifee for me to start my call at Faith Lutheran Church. I am eager to start serving my new faith community and to meet my peers within the Pacifica Synod. Your prayers and support are welcome as I begin my first call and settle into the area. Feel free to reach out to talk shop, nerd out about Star Wars, or just get to know me."