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Pastor Kathryn Gulbranson is a fifth generation Californian. She studied English and Spanish at California State University, Chico, where she also received a secondary teaching credential in English. She then attended Yale University Divinity School, which is where she also met and fell in love with her partner in life and ministry – Pastor Thomas Gable. They were married at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Granite Bay where, two years later, they became the first clergy couple in the Sierra Pacific Synod to be ordained in a joint ordination service! They completed their Lutheran Year at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley. Together, they have shared congregations and in the raising of their three wonderful children: Hannah (23), Kristian (20), and Nikolas (17).
She’s been blessed to serve congregations in both New Jersey and California. For some forty years, her heart has been in youth and family ministry. She also has been an advocate for persons in the LGBTQ+ community within the church and out. She served as the protestant chaplain for the New Jersey AIDS Buddies for five years.
She enjoys swimming, hiking with her black lab, Bernie, going to the theater, and reading. Her two favorite places in the universe are Florence, Italy and Stinson Beach. Fortunately, she’s able to go to Stinson every now and then!Back to Our Staff