Meet our Pastor

Pastor Luther Symons

Pastor Luther Symons begins his ministry on Sunday, June 4th

Grace & peace!

            Having been asked to do a “brief” piece with some historical data is hard for a preacher.  (Not writing the piece, but making it brief!). So I will give a couple of photos and some bullet points

*           Born in Canada into a Lutheran family:  dad was a pastor and mom a nursing assistant.  Two brothers.

*           Family:

            *           Married to Nusrat in December 1991

            *           Three children:  Jonah (Megan), Elias and Maria (Michael)

            *           Four grandchildren:  Theresa, Abigail & David (Jonah & Megan) and Maxine                                             (Maria & Michael)

*           Education:  BA, MA, MDiv, PhD, DTh

*           Work:

            *           Residential Counselor in a facility of the Canadian Mental Health Association                                            (1988-1990)

            *           Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Winnipeg (1992-1993)

            *           Director at the “Ecole Lutherienne de Formation Biblique et Théologique” in                                              Garoua Boulai, Cameroon (a missionary posting to the Evangelical Lutheran                                             Church in Cameroon) (1994-1999)

            *           Deputy Director of the International PhD Program at the College of Religious                                            Studies, Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand) (1999-2002)

            *           Pastor at Northwood Washington Lutheran Parish, Northwood, ND (2003-2007)

            *           Senior Pastor at Incarnation Lutheran Church, Poway, CA (2007-2023)

            I have lots of stories to tell, and looking forward to telling them, but this gives a thumbnail sketch of some things folks may find useful to know.