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Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Janet Blair


Pastor Janet Blair is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament, ordained in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), which has a full communion relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA).


She received her Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in New York City, her Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary (NY), and her Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary), specializing in Cross-Cultural Ministry.

Pastor Janet is a trained mission developer, having initiated a mission, Morning Star Fellowship, in the Korean and Korean-American community in northern New Jersey. Her Doctor of Ministry project, Language and the Gospel: Relationships and Mission in a Second-Language Ministry, was based upon her ministry experience with Morning Star.

Pastor Janet is a coach with specialized training in discipleship, mission development/congregational vitality, and Care for Creation, and is pursuing additional credentialing. Her first career was in publishing (production and editorial), and she continues to write and publish on various topics.

She treasures her experience in interfaith, multicultural, and ecumenical settings, and is enjoying her new life as a citizen of California!

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