Pastoral Staff: Cross and Crown Lutheran Church and School
Interim Pastor - Ted F. Peters

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Years of Experience:  Pastor Ted just celebrated his 50th year anniversary of ordination. 
 
Years at Cross and Crown:  Pastor Ted began his time at CCLCS on Jan 1, 2020.  He is here temporary while Cross and Crown works at calling a new permanent pastor. 
 
Education:    Ph.D.    University of Chicago
                      M.A.      University of Chicago
                      Study    University of Heidelburg, Germany
                      M. Div.  Trinty Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio
                      B.A.      Michigan State University 
 
Experience:  Interim Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa
                      Professor of Systemic and Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Seminary
                      Professor at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California
                      Co-Editor of Theology and Science, a scholarly journal
                      Author of espionage thriller novels with Leonine Foxx, a Lutheran pastor as the heroine 
 
Personal Information:  Pastor Ted and his wife Karen live in San Rafael with Angie the dog and Leona the black cat.  
 
Reflection:  Since his years as a pastor on the south side of Chicago, Pastor Ted has become a strong advocate of Christian schools, especially Lutheran schools. Not only does he enjoy the chatter and screams of happy children running around the church, he affirms and applauds the dedicated leadership of our precious teachers.
 
Visit his personal website for information on his work at TedsTimelyTake.com.
 



Parish Administrator - Kim Burns

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Years of Experience: 20 years
 
Years at Cross and Crown: 10 years of employment, 20 years of membership
 
Education: MA Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara
                    BA Psychology, University of California at Davis
 
Experience: 9 years working with emotionally disturbed adolescence and adults
                     1 year of Census work, Sonoma and Napa counties
                     9 years at Cross and Crown working as the Congregational Life Coordinator,
                     Youth Director and Office Manager
 
Personal Information: My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and have raised three daughters. We are originally from Santa Barbara, CA and have moved numerous time to arrive at our current location here in Rohnert Park in 2001. My hobbies include: spending time with my family, hiking, reading, cooking and socializing with friends.  
 
Reflection: I love my job here at Cross and Crown because it combines two of my favorite things: people and God. I am active in the church, outside of my job. Let me know how I can help make your time at Cross and Crown a rewarding experience.