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The Deutsche Kirche San Diego shall be served by a bilingual (English and German) pastor who is an ordained clergy of good standing.  We demand that his or her ordination and current status is recognized by the official protestant mainline churches in the United States as well as in Germany.

Currently the Deutsche Kirche San Diego is served by The Rev. Karin Boye, born in Hamburg, Germany.  Pastor Boye was ordained 30 years ago in the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD).  Her professional journey led her to serve in different capacities in congregations of various sizes in England, Germany and the United States.  Also she taught for many years at seminary and created and hosted a weekly morning show on German National Television (Sat1). Settling in Southern California in summer 2001, Pastor Boye became a rostered ordained clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and is currently serving under call of the Pacifica Synod (ELCA).  Her work for the German Church in San Diego is based on an honorarium.