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Brief History

  • Board of American Missions of the Lutheran Church in America sent the Reverend Daniel Bloomquist to Carson City to establish a new congregation.
  • First Service held November 15, 1965 at the former Leisure Hour Hall and continued to meet there until the building was completed in 1969.
  • Congregation officially organized on May 21, 1967.
  • Pastor Bloomquist was installed on September 17, 1967 and served congregation through 1969.
  • The Rev. Gerald St. John served as the Pastor from 1970 to 1977.
  • Pastor Kenn Bergmann served congregation from 1977 through 1984.
  • In 1982 Pastor Bergmann invited The Lutheran Family of the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC) to meet at the 8 am service with Pastor Douglas Thunder officiating.
  • When Pastor Bergmann accepted a call in 1984, Pastor Thunder served as interim pastor 1984 to 1985.
  • Pastors Ruth Hanusa and Stan Pesis were installed on June 26, 1985 .
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Family merged in 1985 and became St. Paul's Lutheran Family. When the new denomination, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), was formed; the merged congregation was included as a member.
  • Pastor Ruth Hanusa accepted a call to another ministry in 1991.
  • Pastor Stan Pesis continued serving St. Paul's Lutheran Family until his retirement on June 30, 2014.
  • From October 5, 2014 to January 31, 2016 the Rev. James Goldsmith served as the interim pastor of St. Paul's.
  • From March 9, 2016 to January 31, 2017 the Rev. Mary Lou Petitjean served as interim Pastor for St. Paul's.
  • Starting February 1, 2017 the Rev. Chad R. Adamik became St. Paul's Pastor.
  • The pictures below are the pastors described in this brief history.

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