Pastor Dan Hoeger is filling the interim associate pastor position, as the congregation makes  plans to call a bi-lingual and bi-culural pastor to expand St. Paul's out reach with the community. In addition to teaching, preaching and praying Pastor Dan will be working to deepen connections with organizations serving our Hispanic community. 

Pastor Dan has served for the last 25 years as an ELCA pastor, most recently as Senior Pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran in Arlington Heights, Illinois. His wife, Dr. Yumiko Hoeger  is in the family practice residency program at Mercy Hospital in Merced. The two met and married, while Pastor Dan  was  serving as a lay missionary in Japan.