PASTOR PAUL KOCH
Grace Lutheran Church
PASTOR PAUL KOCH grew up attending Grace Lutheran Church (Ventura) and treasures his many fond memories. His parents are still members, even after he was called to be Pastor in 2011! Pastor Koch graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2003 and took his first call in Kingsland, Georgia, where he served for 8 years. Pastor Yaspelkis, the previous shepherd at Grace Lutheran Church (Ventura), instilled a vigorous hunger for the ancient Christian faith in young Paul; so much so that when Paul left Ventura during his college years, he eventually found a passion for preaching God's Word. God has blessed Pastor Koch and his wife, Cindy with a family of five children. They homeschool the kids and enjoy a good Cross-Fit workout. Pastor Koch enjoys engaging with the questions and concerns of our culture and is editor of The Jagged Word blog. He loves to talk theology and welcomes all discussions!