Reverend Kathryn R. Zurcher

Pastor Kathryn Zurcher grew up on a small grain farm south of a very small town (Newburg) in north central North Dakota, about 25 miles south of the Canadian border.

She has an undergraduate degree in Broadcasting from Minot State University and a Master's of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Pastor Kathryn served congregations in the Minneapolis Area Synod (Minneapolis and Hanover), as Associate Director of Admissions for Luther Seminary and at a 3-point parish in Eastern ND before moving to Hawai'i in November 2014.

Prior to attending seminary, Kathryn worked behind the scenes and did some news reporting for TV stations in Minot and Bismarck, ND and also in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Pastor Kathryn loves to travel (she had been to all 50 states by the time she was 32 years old) and has also traveled in 20 countries. Her favorite place in the world is NYC, but she loves that she calls Hawai'i home...even though it is very far away from Broadway!

Pastor Kathryn enjoys the water, reading, Broadway Musicals and good conversations with good people...especially if coffee or red wine is involved.

Kathryn has started taking Hula lessons as one way to connect with and learn about Hawai'ian culture. Kathryn has a cat, Grandma Kitty, who she did not name, but who the children of St. John Lutheran adore.

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Tim is an Associate Professor of Music at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He has a D.M.A., from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.M., from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.A., from Hamilton College.

Stephen is an accomplished pianist and organist. He has served at St. John for many years and plays the musical accompaniments for the service each Sunday.

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Pianist/Organist: Stephen Salazar

Music Director: Tim Carney