Rev. Ian Pacey, Senior Pastor

Reverend Ian Stewart Pacey was born and raised in Orange County, California. He is married to Clarissa and they have two children. Rev. Pacey studied at UCLA (B.A., Political Science 1992), Concordia Theological Seminary (M.Div., Pastoral Theology 2000), and Drew University (M.Phil., Liturgical Studies 2004). His vicarage was at Montana State University (Bozeman, MT) and he was ordained 31 December 2000 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Brooklyn, NY). Reverend Pacey previously served as Associate Pastor of Memorial Lutheran Church and School – Houston, Texas.

Rev. Claudio Perez Sr., Assistant Pastor

Reverend Claudio Perez Sr. was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Concordia Junior College in Austin, Texas, then transfered to Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska where he earned a B.S. in Education. Reverend Perez previously served as a Director of Christian Education at St. John Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas. He completed the colloquy program from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and was ordained in 1995. Rev. Perez served St. John Lutheran Church in Houston as pastor until it dissolved in 2004. Reverend Perez married Elisa Garza in 1958, and the Lord blessed their marriage with four children.

Mr. Stephen M. Hernandez,
Parish Administrator and Cantor

Stephen Hernandez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Concordia University Texas where he studied theology and sacred music. Stephen previously served as Kantor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Copperas Cove, Texas; and as interim organist and choir director of Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas. Stephen is married to Jamie, who serves as a teacher at Memorial Lutheran School.

Mrs. Cathy Swanstrom, Director of Immanuel ECE