The Rev. Cole McGlynn Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Cole McGlynn grew up in Southern California and went to college in hopes of becoming an engineer. As he worked towards his degree, he started to recognize that God may have been calling him elsewhere. As he started to discern a call to ministry, he transferred to his hometown college, California Lutheran University. While at CLU he decided to study Theology and Christian Leadership and met his wife Amanda who had also discerned a call to ministry. While in college, Cole worked at two different Bible camps, one in California and one in Idaho.
After college, Amanda and Cole both went on to attend Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN where they earned their Masters of Divinity. While in seminary, Cole worked at a United Methodist church plant in urban Minnesota, an Episcopal Church in small town North Carolina, and a shared ministry of four Lutheran churches in rural Texas.
Cole, Amanda and their son Rowan currently live in Vista. Amanda is the pastor of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Oceanside. Apart from work, Cole enjoys gardening, cooking, backpacking, reading, playing board games, and brewing beer. In Vista, the family keeps busy with an Australian Shepherd named Banjo, a Great Pyrenees mix named Cricket, eighteen chickens, six ducks, 4 turtles, a few hundred small fish, a hive of bees, a pond, orchard, micro vineyard, and large garden. Cole was called to serve as Our Savior’s pastor in November 2021. As a pastor, Cole especially loves preaching, teaching, getting to know everyone, and discerning where God is leading Our Saviors Lutheran Church and School in the future.
Bob Cooper Director of Youth & Family 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.
Danika Bursvold Director of Children's Ministry
Danika Bursvold is the Director of Children’s Ministries and Sunday school teacher. She graduated from California Lutheran University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, and is currently working to earn her Multi-subject Teaching Credential in May. She loves to crochet, read books, and spend time with family, especially on Pictionary nights!
George Freitas Music Director
Gay Bemoll Church Secretary & Bookkeeper
Gay has been with Our Savior's over 20 years and loves pink flamingos.