Peace is a Teaching Parish

Peace is designated as one of the Teaching Parishes in the Bay Area that Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) utilizes for the training and spiritual formation of future Lutheran Clergy. Under the supervision of Pr. Steve, each seminarian works at Peace for a period of 18 months during the latter half of their first year and all of their second year of seminary. They participate in all aspects of congregational life as they learn about leadership in the church. A Congregational Committee is formed to reflect with and encourage the seminarian in her/his formation. Peace has trained over 20 seminarians throughout the years who now serve around the country in a variety of ministries.

Occasionally, we have a Seminary Intern who works full time with us for one year in congregational or specialized ministry or a combination thereof.

Brock_1Brock Klobe

Hailing from the Midwest, specifically from the village of Lester Prairie, MN, I had the opportunity to live the rural life for 18 years. Since then, I completed a B.A. in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and am in the process of finishing my fourth and final year as an MDiv. student (two years at LSTC and finishing with PLTS). Prior to my internship journey  at Peace Lutheran Church and the FCI in Dublin, I was a part of The Night Ministry in Chicago for the clinical requirement of the program.  I also served with Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church on the South Side of Chicago for my teaching parish requirement.  What has been a keen interest of mine through the entire process is the Leviathan that is the Prison Industrial Complex.

I am always curious by all people in their story as artistic characters and fascinated by their potential to influence wonderful creations. In that recognition, spoken or not, is where I find the miracle of life.  I owe everything I am to Love found working in family, friends and acquaintances.  I have too many other interests to list so just ask me.

Brock Klobe, bklobe@ses.plts.edu

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Our worship on Sunday June 29, 2014  celebrated Brock’s presence among us during the past year and the initiation of our Prison Ministry.  Shown here are Brock and Xanthia. Brock’s parents also sent this note to the members of Peace.  “Thank you all so much for your kind hospitality in sharing with us your church, the wonderful potluck meal, and for making us feel at home in your home.  Our special thanks for taking such good care of Brock this past year during his internship.  It was a blessing to us to know that he had such good friends so far away from our home.  We truly hope that our paths may cross again.  Until then, God’s Peace to you all.  Takk skal duha!  Lisa and Steve Klobe

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John grew up on a wheat farm in Washington State near the town of Wenatchee. During childhood and adolescence his interests included theatre, choir, student government and community service. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he previously worked in the non-profit field and has lived on several occasions in Latin America.  He  worked at Peace as the Teaching Parish Seminarian during 2012–13.

John Brett, jbrett@ses.plts.edu

Vicar Brenda BosBrenda Bos

Brenda was the seminarian at Peace September 2011 to May 2012.  She received her Masters of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology and came to PLTS for her “Lutheran year”, an immersion in Lutheran theology required for ordination if a candidate does not graduate from an ELCA seminary.  She served her internship at St. Paul’s in Santa Monica and was approved for ordination in August, 2013.  Before pursuing ordination, Brenda worked as a sitcom producer and production manager at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA.

She lives in Pasadena, California with her wife Janis and their sixteen-year-old foster son Joshua, who came into their lives after Brenda completed her studies.

‘I’m OVERJOYED to announce I have accepted a call to be the pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in San Clemente.”

Brenda Bos, brendabos198@gmail.com