CCL Welcomes Rev. Janet Katari as Senior Pastor!

The Christ Church Lutheran congregation voted in a congregational meeting in July to call Rev. Janet Katari as their Senior Pastor.

Pr. Janet’s call to ministry was nurtured by her curiosity about God’s role in the world, a commitment to developing ways to help people find connections to God, and a yearning for God’s justice broadly applied. She is excited about the many opportunities ahead for Christ Church’s community and their engagement with the world. She also serves on the Witness Discipling Team of the Sierra Pacific Synod, which nurtures mission development and provides tools for congregational growth

Pr. Janet moved to the Bay Area in 1991 and lives with her partner, Carrie, in Berkeley. Between them, they have three adult children and one teenager. In her downtime she enjoys learning to play guitar and banjo, playing viola in various groups, playing board games with family and friends, and taking her dogs on adventures. 

Contact Pastor Janet by sending email to or by calling the church office at 415-664-0915.

Pastor Janet will preside at worship services starting August 21, 2022.