Christ Lutheran Church is a special place – a special group
We are deeply interested in nurturing spiritual growth in people who are a part of this faith
community.It happens in small group
settings, in service, in reading groups, in worship, and in our interaction
with one another.
We are also highly committed to serving our community.Our
latest project, the Aptos Community Garden, provides 80 garden plots to people
in our area who otherwise would not be able to grow their own fresh and organic
food.Knitting for Neighbors provides
lovingly knitted items for small children and for local homeless shelters.Both these efforts have received national
attention.There are also one-time
efforts: shoes for children in Afghanistan, hygiene kits for those who are
homeless, support for a school in El Salvador.
We also care for one
another.Special care is given to
those among us who are facing illness, bereavement, and other challenges in
life.We have fun together at fellowship
events. And our gathering time after
worship is famous for its quality and opportunity to connect with those who are
with us for the first time, and with long-time friends.
I hope you feel welcome to come and share with us!
-Pastor Dale Sollom-Brotherton
Pastor Dale’s Background and Education
(Above Left) Pastor Dale "Swims for Food" around the Santa Cruz Wharf every year to support a local food bank. (Above right) Through-hiking the John Muir Trail in 2014
An Oakland California native, Dale graduated from the
University of California at Santa Cruz, and then from Luther Seminary in St.
Paul, Minnesota.He served Faith
Lutheran Church in Oakland, Lakeview Lutheran Church in Madison, WI, and
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Dublin, CA.
After doing graduate work in Organizational Psychology at
John F. Kennedy University he had a full-time practice in Organization
Development Consulting from 1999-2009.He specialized in helping churches work through conflict, as well as in
strategic planning, team building, and leadership coaching.He still oversees the Healthy Start for
Dale is a competitive swimmer, loves to hike and mountain
bike, has been married to Jan (a psychotherapist) since 1974, and is the proud
father of two sons.
He has been pastor at Christ Lutheran Church since 2009.