Pastor Paul


Pastor Paul and officially accepted the call to serve here at Lutheran Church of the Cross Ministries. You can read his letter to the congregation below:

“Dear Lutheran Church of the Cross,

I was thrilled to receive your phone call relaying the affirmative vote by the Congregation on June 26th, 2022 to extend a Call to me to be your next Senior Pastor. It is with a heart full of joy that I accept your invitation to serve!

My family and I have already begun the process of ending well at my current call and relocating to Orange County and will be with you as soon as God allows. I will keep you updated on our progress and I appreciate your prayers, especially for provision for housing. (We are open to a short-term rental before buying; if anyone has leads on property, please let me know!)

I am praying for you daily (and have been ever since Pastor Leland first asked if I would be interested in being considered for this role), so PEACE be with you and we will see you soon!”

Pastor Paul Finley

Let’s keep the Finleys in our prayers for safe travels and a wonderful transition here at Lutheran Church of the Cross. God is good!