We are so happy to welcome to our pulpit on January 7, our new Intentional Interim Minister, Rev. Dr. David Ernat. David is the first college graduate of a large “blue collar” primarily Polish family. He was born in Moline, IL and worked his way west through grocery store, construction, factory, corporate and not for profit jobs. He gained college degrees in Law Enforcement Administration, Law and Theology (BS, JD and M. Div.).
David is honored to be the spouse of Barbara Fortin and father to Pearl Jennie Ernat. David and Barbara live in Chico, CA and Barbara works for California State University at Chico. Pearl lives in Columbus, OH and works for RG Barry Corporation (known for making “Dearfoams” slippers).
David is an ordained Lutheran (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America -- they are Open and Affirming) Pastor who has served in “regular call” congregational ministries (WI and OH). He has directed social service agencies focused on AIDS/HIV; adoptions; mental health; and state public policy (MD, WI, ID). For about 15 years, he served churches as a certified Intentional Interim Pastor/Minister working in Lutheran, and one Presbyterian, congregations (WI, ID and CA).
David is pleased to be able to serve First Christian Church Concord, as an Intentional Interim Minister. He will be working approximately 3/4 time and looks forward to joining this chapter of the journey of life with our congregation during this exciting “in-between” time!