Christ's Senior Pastor is the Rev. Richard A. Dannenbring. Born and raised in Chester, South Dakota, he came to Christ Lutheran in 1988, having previously served at St. John's in Laona and St. John's in Townsend, Wisconsin and at Trinity in Santa Ana, California. He attended Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota and Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. His internship was served at St. Luke in Santa Rosa, California. Pastor Dan, as he is affectionately called, graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973. He and his wife Kara live in La Habra . They enjoy golfing, traveling, Ebaying, and exploring together.
Pastor Dan has led the congregation in four building projects with the completion of the Family Life Center. This new facility has enabled the congregation to add a contemporary worship experience at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. The congregation has expanded to a second site for preschool during his administration and continues to operate on two sites. As part of Christ Lutheran's commitment to mission outreach, the congregation planted a congregation in the Eastvale community. Edgewater Lutheran Church is up and functioning as its own incorporated congregation. The congregation also continues its financial support of Eli Home, UCLA University Chapel, regional mission work, district and synodical mission endeavors.
On behalf of Christ Lutheran I want to invite you to come and visit our congregation as we worship the Lord and serve our community that celebrates, nurtures, teaches, and equips for a Christian life, now and forever. This is a place where the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed and God's people leave worship filled with hope and assurance for each day of their lives.