We welcome Pastor Karin Boye December 2016 as our Interim.

​​Born in Hamburg, Germany, Karin Boye was ordained 30 years ago in the Lutheran Church (EKD). Her professional journey led her to serve in different capacities in congregations of various sizes in England, Germany and the United States. Pastor Karin taught for many years at seminary. When she and her husband settled in Southern California in summer 2001, she had left the position of the Senior Pastor in a suburban, 5,900-member congregation and the challenging task of hosting a weekly morning show on National Television (SAT1).

At Gethsemane Lutheran Pastor Karin is serving her sixth intentional interim. She is certified as a Professional Transition Specialist (Interim Ministry Network), as a Mediator (Orange County Human Relations) and a Supervisor (Saddleback College) and received intensive training in the area of Pastoral Psychology. She loves the “God stuff in transition”.

Together with four cats and five chickens, Pastor Karin and her husband Hossein, a psychologist, are living in San Marcos, CA. She enjoys walking, going to the gym, reading and going to the movies (if she has the time for it). With no relative on this continent except a cousin in Wisconsin, she tries to travel to Germany once a year, to see her parents, her brother, and family and friends.