Pastor John W. Soyster
Pastor John is a native Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, and a graduate of Cal State Northridge (Class of ‘74). He attended Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California and graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota (Class of ’79). He served two churches in Minneapolis, Minnesota and one in Glendale, California before being called to Mount Cross in 1991.
Pastor John is married to Leslie and between them they have three children: Jason (married to Sarah) and Rachel are John’s; Whitney is Leslie’s. In addition to being "Papa" to Jason & Sarah's two children, Nora and Jackson, he likes to get out into his garage for woodworking projects or play clarinet in the Camarillo Community Band.
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