California-Nevada-Hawaii District (LCMS)


California-Nevada-Hawaii District (LCMS)

The California-Nevada-Hawaii District is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and encompasses the state of Hawaii, California with the exception of its eight southernmost counties, and Nevada with the exception of the Las Vegas area at its southern end. Southern California and the Las Vegas area form part of the Pacific Southwest District; in addition, three congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area are in the non-geographic English District. The California-Nevada-Hawaii District includes approximately 182 and missions, subdivided into 19 circuits, as well as 37 preschools, 33 elementary schools and 3 high schools. Baptized membership in district congregations is over 50,000.

The California-Nevada-Hawaii District was formed in 1899 as the California and Nevada District when the California and Oregon District was divided, also creating the Oregon and Washington District (renamed the Northwest District in 1948); the Southern California District (later renamed the Pacific Southwest District) was separated from the district's area in 1930. The district was renamed the California-Nevada Hawaii District in 1985. District offices are located in Livermore, California; the Rev. Dr. Robert Newton has been the district president since 2003, and was reelected to a second term in 2006 [http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=9994] . Delegates from each congregation meet in convention every three years to elect the district president, vice presidents, circuit counselors, a board of directors, and other officers; the last convention was held on May 5-7, 2006, and the next will be held in 2009.

Presidents

*Rev. J. M. Bühler, 1899–1901
*Rev. George P. Runkel, 1901–05
*Rev. George A. Bernthal, 1905–20
*Rev. J. W. Theiss, 1920–24
*Rev. Arthur Clemens Henry Brohm, 1924–45
*Rev. C. Fickenscher, 1945–54
*Rev. Arthur C. Nitz, 1954–59
*Rev. Paul E. Jacobs, 1959–77
*Rev. Orval M. Oswald, 1977-91
*Rev. Walter C. Tietjen, 1991-2003
*Rev. Robert D. Newton, 2003-present

Jacobs resigned in protest in January 1977 following widespread criticism for his having ordained graduates of Seminex, and became bishop of the Pacific Regional Synod of the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC) before his death in September of that year [http://chi.lcms.org/history/tih0926.htm] .

Oldest congregations

*1882 - First Immanuel Lutheran Church, San Jose, California
*1882 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Stockton, California
*1882 - Zion Lutheran Church, Piedmont, California
*1887 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Artois, California
*1888 - Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Santa Rosa, California
*1890 - Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Clovis, California
*1892 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Tracy, California
*1893 - Saint James Lutheran Church, Newman, California
*1895 - Trinity Lutheran Church, Gardnerville, Nevada
*1898 - St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lodi, California
*1899 - Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Berkeley, California
*1902 - Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Reno, Nevada
*1903 - First Trinity Lutheran Church, Oakland, California
*1904 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, California
*1904 - Saint John's Lutheran Church, Napa, California
*1904 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Susanville, California
*1905 - Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Ferndale, California
*1905 - Zion Lutheran Church, Inner Richmond District, San Francisco, California
*1906 - Saint John Lutheran Church, Valley Home, California
*1907 - First Lutheran Church, Dinuba, California
*1907 - Grace Lutheran Church, Visalia, California
*1907 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Selma, California

Oldest in Hawaii: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1945

Largest congregations

:"Baptized Membership (average weekly attendance) totals are c. 2006." [http://www.lcms.org/ca/www/locators/nchurches/church.asp]
*1849(717) - Saint John Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, California
*1286(376) - Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Reno, Nevada
*1226(332) - Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Los Gatos, California
*1141(324) - Our Savior Lutheran Church, Livermore, California
*1106(350) - Saint John's Lutheran Church, Napa, California
*993(566) - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, California
*981(335) - Bethany Lutheran Church, Vacaville, California
*903(236) - Trinity Lutheran Church, Paso Robles, California
*882(400) - Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Tracy, California
*877(248) - Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Santa Rosa, California
*876(311) - Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, Stockton, California
*875(195) - Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Santa Rosa, California
*859(210) - Grace Lutheran Church, Visalia, California
*825(355) - St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lodi, California
*787(280) - Trinity Lutheran Church, Gardnerville, Nevada
*681(248) - Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Cupertino, California
*681(300) - Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Milpitas, California
*668(328) - Grace Lutheran Church, Modesto, California
*653(179) - Saint Philip Lutheran Church, Dublin, California
*610(284) - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Turlock, California

Largest in Hawaii: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Honolulu, Hawaii, 342(260)

Congregations and missions

:"Congregations established prior to 1930, or having 600 or more members, are noted (membership figures are c. 2006); in the absence of one or both of these within a circuit, the oldest and/or largest congregation is noted."

Circuit 1 (San Francisco)
*Bethel Lutheran Church, Cayuga Terrace, San Francisco, California - est. 1925
*Canaan Lutheran Church, Inner Richmond District, San Francisco, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Portola, San Francisco, California - est. 1908
*Hope Lutheran Church, Daly City, California
*Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Central Sunset District, San Francisco, California - 503 members
*Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Glen Park, San Francisco, California
*Zion Lutheran Church, Inner Richmond District, San Francisco, California - est. 1905

Circuit 2 (Concordia)
*Calvary Lutheran Church, San Lorenzo, California
*First Trinity Lutheran Church, Oakland, California - est. 1903
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hayward, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Hayward, California
*Hope Lutheran Church, San Leandro, California
*Memorial Chapel for the Deaf Lutheran Church, Fremont, California
*Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Oakland, California - est. 1925
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Fremont, California
*Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Oakland, California
*Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, California - 993 members
*Saint Peter Lutheran Church, San Leandro, California
*Zion Lutheran Church, Piedmont, California - est. 1882

Circuit 3 (North San Joaquin)
*Foothill Lutheran Church, Valley Springs, California
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Turlock, California - 610 members
*Grace Lutheran Church, Modesto, California - est. 1920; 668 members
*Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Atwater, California
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lodi, California
*Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, Stockton, California - 876 members
*Saint James Lutheran Church, Newman, California - est. 1893
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Valley Home, California - est. 1906
*Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Oakdale, California
*Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Sonora, California
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Merced, California
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Tracy, California - est. 1892; 882 members
*St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lodi, California - est. 1898; 825 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Stockton, California - est. 1882

Circuit 4 (South Sacramento)
*Greenhaven Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California - 580 members
*Light of the Valley Lutheran Church, Elk Grove, California
*Our Faith Lutheran Church, Davis, California
*Peace Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Woodland, California - est. 1912
*Town and Country Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California - est. 1915
*Valley Deaf Lutheran Church, Sacramento/Stockton, California

Circuit 5 (South San Joaquin)
*All Nations Christian Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, California
*Bethany Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, California
*Lutheran Church of Prayer, Bakersfield, California
*Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Delano, California - est. 1921
*Peace Lutheran Church, Taft, California - est. 1910
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Bakersfield, California - est. 1904; 1849 members
*Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Lake Isabella, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Wasco, California
*Zion Lutheran Church, Terra Bella, California - est. 1909

Circuit 6 (North Bay)
*Bethany Lutheran Church, Vacaville, California - 981 members
*Faith Lutheran Church, Sonoma, California
*First Lutheran Church, Vallejo, California
*Peace Lutheran Church, Mill Valley, California
*Resurrection Lutheran Church, San Rafael, California
*Saint John's Lutheran Church, Napa, California - est. 1904; 1106 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield, California - est. 1910
*Trinity Lutheran Church, San Rafael, California

Circuit 7 (Mount Diablo)
*Benicia Lutheran Church, Benicia, California
*Christ Lutheran Church, Martinez, California
*Faith Lutheran Church, Pleasant Hill, California
*First Lutheran Church, Concord, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Pittsburg, California - est. 1931
*Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Concord, California
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Livermore, California - 1141 members
*Resurrection Lutheran Ministries, Brentwood, California
*Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church, Antioch, California
*Saint Philip Lutheran Church, Dublin, California - 653 members
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut Creek, California

Circuit 8 (Peninsula)
*Bethany Lutheran Church, Menlo Park, California
*First Lutheran Church, South San Francisco, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, San Mateo, California - est. 1925
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pacifica, California
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Redwood City, California - est. 1926; 595 members
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Mountain View, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Burlingame, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Palo Alto, California - est. 1925

Circuit 9 (Central Coast)
*Bethany Lutheran Church, Lompoc, California
*Clear Promise Lutheran, Lompoc, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Santa Maria, California
*Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Santa Maria, California
*Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atascadero, California
*Peace Lutheran Church, Arroyo Grande, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Paso Robles, California - est. 1921; 903 members
*Zion Lutheran Church, San Luis Obispo, California - est. 1908

Circuit 10 (NE Sierra Nevada)
*Bethany Lutheran Church, Hawthorne, Nevada
*Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Carson City, Nevada
*Christ Lutheran Church, Battle Mountain, Nevada
*Faith Lutheran Church, Yerington, Nevada
*First Lutheran Church, Greenville, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Hadley, Nevada
*Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ely, Nevada
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Chester, California
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sparks, Nevada
*River of Life Lutheran Church, Dayton, Nevada
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Fallon, Nevada
*Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Portola, California
*Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Reno, Nevada - est. 1902; 1286 members
*Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Elko, Nevada
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Susanville, California - est. 1904
*Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, Carson City, Nevada
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Gardnerville, Nevada - est. 1895; 787 members
*Zion Lutheran Church, Winnemucca, Nevada

Circuit 11 (Hawaii)
*Christ Lutheran Church, Hilo, Hawai'i (Hawaii)
*Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kahului, Hawai'i (Maui)
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Honolulu, Hawaii (Oahu) - 342 members
*Messiah Lutheran Church, 'Ewa Beach, Hawaii (Oahu)
*Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Honolulu, Hawaii (Oahu) - est. 1945
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, ʻAiea, Hawaii (Oahu)
*Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Kāne'ohe, Hawai'i (Oahu)
*St. Matthew Lutheran of Kauai, Koloa, Hawaii (Kauai)
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Wahiawā, Hawai'i (Oahu)
*Waikoloa Lutheran Church, Waikoloa, Hawaii (Hawaii)

Circuit 12 (North Sacramento)
*Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Colusa, California
*Calvary Lutheran Church, Oroville, California
*Christ Lutheran Church, Mount Shasta, California
*Faith Lutheran Church, Burney, California
*First Lutheran Church, Willows, California
*First Lutheran Church, Yuba City, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Gridley, California
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Corning, California
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Paradise, California
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Chico, California - est. 1910
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Artois, California - est. 1887
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Red Bluff, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Redding, California - 441 members

Circuit 13 (North Redwood)
*Grace Lutheran Church, Crescent City, California - 491 members
*Hope Lutheran Church, Fortuna, California
*Lutheran Church of Arcata, Arcata, California
*Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Ferndale, California - est. 1905

Circuit 14 (Redwood Empire)
*Faith Lutheran Church, Ukiah, California
*First Lutheran Church, Lucerne, California
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Cloverdale, California
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Sebastopol, California
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Clearlake, California
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Petaluma, California - est. 1910
*Saint John Lutheran Church, Willits, California
*Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Santa Rosa, California - est. 1888; 875 members
*Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Santa Rosa, California - 877 members
*Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Laytonville, California
*Vineyard of Faith Lutheran Church, Windsor, California
*Word of Grace Lutheran, Rohnert Park, California

Circuit 15 (Central San Joaquin)
*Concordia Lutheran Church, Visalia, California
*Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Clovis, California - est. 1890
*First Lutheran Church, Dinuba, California - est. 1907
*First Lutheran Church, Hanford, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Visalia, California - est. 1907; 859 members
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Lindsay, California
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Caruthers, California - est. 1923
*Peace Lutheran Church, Fresno, California
*Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fresno, California
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Selma, California - est. 1907
*Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, Coarsegold, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Exeter, California

Circuit 16 (Monterey Bay)
*Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Monterey, California - est. 1925
*Faith Lutheran Church, Seaside, California
*Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gilroy, California
*Messiah Lutheran Church, Santa Cruz, California - 399 members
*Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Soquel, California
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Salinas, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Watsonville, California

Circuit 17 (East Shore)
*Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Berkeley, California - est. 1899
*Grace Lutheran Church, El Cerrito, California
*Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Richmond, California
*Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pinole, California
*Rollingwood Lutheran Church, San Pablo, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Richmond, California - est. 1925; 277 members

Circuit 18 (Santa Clara)
*Christ Our King Lutheran Church, Morgan Hill, California
*Christ the Life Lutheran Church, San Jose, California
*First Immanuel Lutheran Church, San Jose, California - est. 1882
*Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Los Gatos, California - 1226 members
*Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Cupertino, California - 681 members
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Milpitas, California - 681 members
*Resurrection Lutheran Church, Santa Clara, California
*Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Sunnyvale, California
*Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, San Jose, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, San Jose, California

Circuit 19 (East Sacramento)
*Cool Lutheran Mission, Georgetown, California
*Cordova Lutheran Church, Rancho Cordova, California
*Faith Lutheran Church, Fair Oaks, California - est. 1940; 567 members
*First Lutheran Church, Placerville, California
*Grace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley, California
*Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rocklin, California
*Light of the Hills Lutheran Church, Cameron Park, California
*Messiah Lutheran Church, Citrus Heights, California
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Folsom, California
*Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Roseville, California
*Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Auburn, California
*Trinity Lutheran Church, Georgetown, California
*Zion Lutheran Church, North Highlands, California

External links

* [http://cnh-lcms.org/cnh/home California-Nevada-Hawaii District web site]
* [http://www.lcmsdistricts.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=6785 LCMS: California-Nevada-Hawaii District]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=GtK4rcek_sQC&pg=RA1-PA1 "Synodal-Bericht des California und Oregon Distrikts der Deutschen Evang.-Luth. Synode von Missouri, Ohio und Andern Staaten"] (1887-1898) - Google Books


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