Rev. Janet Katari

Senior Pastor

Rev. Janet Katari standing next to the Christ Church Lutheran sign.

The Rev. Janet Katari joined Christ Church as pastor in August 2022. 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. 

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