Rev. Jeff Frohner
Pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School
The Rev. Jeff Frohner has served as Pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and School since 2002. His former churches include: Silverdale Lutheran in Silverdale, Washington and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Santa Barbara, California. Pastor Frohner received his Master of Divinity degree at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.
Pastor Jeff has an interest in Art and has co-written the book “The Exchange: Thoughts on Faith, Art, Science and Culture” with Brian Whelan. He has also published articles in “Gather” magazine. He was invited to join the three year “Pastor Theologian Program” sponsored by the Center of Theological Inquiry through Princeton Theological Seminary. He has recently studied at Oxford and at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in the Holy Land.
Throughout his career Pastor has served on several boards including a countywide task force on domestic violence, the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, secretary for Lutheran Schools Southern California and Hawaii and Dean of the Saddleback conference of the Pacifica Synod. He has also been a community volunteer coach for local youth sports.
In 1997 in response to a community need, Pastor became the Varsity Offensive line coach at Klahowya High School in Silverdale, WA. After 6 years on the staff he moved to San Clemente where he assumed his High School coaching career had come to an end. In 2012 he joined the San Clemente High School Football coaching staff as an Offensive line coach.
He was privileged to be a part of the 2016 State Championship run.
Pastor is married to his wife Kelly, who is an active volunteer in the community and they have two sons Andrew who attends California Lutheran University and Aaron who is a Senior at San Clemente High School. Pr. Jeff's interests include: Art, Russian literature, Travel, Football and Labradoodles.
Director of Youth & Children's Ministry
Bob was raised in the church and is a lifelong follower of Jesus, Before being called into youth ministry Bob toured the country as a singer and guitarist, a skillset that comes in handy in his position as youth leader. Bob also owned a telecommunications company that he ran for 25 years. Upon becoming the youth director for Our Savior’s Bob earned a certificate in Youth and Family ministry from Vibrant Faith Ministries and Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA.
As the Director of Youth and Family Ministry Bob provides vision, leadership and coordination for ministries of faith formation and discipleship for youth and their families within the congregation and intentional outreach to youth in the community. The core of this ministry is building and strengthening relationships between young people and Jesus, their peers, significant adult mentors and parents. Bob loves to play the guitar, build classic cars and hot rods, and he simply cannot get enough pizza.
Church Secretary & Bookkeeper
Director of Music
Karen Skipper, Director of Music, grew up making music. As a child, she played her toy piano for her dog and went on to play violin and viola in school orchestras and sing in both school and church choirs. She graduated from California Lutheran University with a degree in music. After graduating from CLU, Karen felt led to use her music to help people. She earned an equivalency in music therapy from Arizona State University and began her career as a music therapist in Orange County in 1980. She has maintained a thriving private practice for over 25 years.
It was while working at her first music therapy job that Karen was given the opportunity to share her musical gifts at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She started by reviving the adult choir which had been inactive for several years. In the 37 years that she has been at Our Savior’s, she has continued to direct the adult choir, has directed the children’s choirs, has been a worship leader and has taught music at the church’s schools.
Karen’s motto comes from the Psalmist, “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.” Psalm 104.33
Contemporary Worship Leader
Rich Kirkpatrick is the Worship Leader for the Sunday 8:30 am Bold Service and Sunday 6:00 pm Pause Service. Additionally, he serves as the Pianist and Choir Accompanist for the Sunday 10:30 am Classic Service. Rich and his daughter, Emilie, are part of the music group, A Beautiful Liturgy. When Rich is not serving at Our Savior’s, he works as a freelance author, blogger, and songwriter. His wife Tammy is a school administrator and they have two adult children—Emilie and Ethan.
Find out more at http://abeautifulliturgy.com
Building and Grounds
Worship & Celebration
Financial Giving Secretary