New pastor

The Rev. Noah A. Kegley, pictured left and with his family, is the new pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mountain View.

 

The Rev. Noah A. Kegley was installed Saturday as the new pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mountain View.

The Rev. Michael Lange, president of the California Nevada Hawaii District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) performed the Rite of Installation, installing Kegley as the new senior pastor at St. Paul.

The service included special music, hymns chosen by Kegley for the occasion and a laying on of hands by the pastors of nearby sister LCMS churches. A reception followed in the Parish Hall to welcome Kegley, wife Monica and daughter Lylah.

Kegley was born and raised in Grafton, Wis. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2014, majoring in pre-seminary studies and theological languages, and was a shooting guard on the basketball team all four years. While at Concordia, he met Monica, a San Francisco native, who earned her degree in early childhood education. They married in 2016.

After graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2018, Kegley spent a year of vicarage in Boca Raton, Fla., and then served three years as associate pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Allis, Wis.

In his spare time, Kegley enjoys reading, exercising, following Wisconsin sports teams and spending time with his family. Monica is a photographer and enjoys calligraphy and writing.

“We are blessed and thankful to have Pastor Kegley become our new senior pastor, and we welcome him, Monica and Lylah to our faith family,” said Ken Grolle, congregational president at St. Paul.

For more information, visit st-paul.org.