MEET OUR TEAM
Together many members of our church help plan and oversee the ministries of different areas of church life at MLC. If you wish to talk to any of them, feel free to reach out to them on a Sunday morning or contact our church office.
REV. THOMAS GABLE, PASTOR
My journey to Marin Lutheran Church began years ago in the Midwest, South Bend, Indiana, to be exact. I was born there, and moved progressively eastward with my parents, brother and two sisters. After graduating from high school in the Pittsburgh, PA area I attended college at West Virginia Wesleyan. Finishing with a degree in Religion and Business I went on to Yale University where I received a Masters in Divinity. While in New Haven, CT I met Kathryn Gulbranson who was also studying to be a Lutheran Pastor.
After Yale, Kathryn and I did internship years. We were married in the summer of 1988 and began serving congregations in February of 1990. We both served three congregations in the Camden, New Jersey area. From there Kathryn took a call to St. Paul’s in Teaneck and I served St. Matthew’s in Jersey City—both communities in Northern New Jersey. In 2000 we were called as associate pastors to St. John’s in Sacramento, CA, in June of 2005 we began serving Marin Lutheran Church and in December of 2016 I became sole pastor here.
Kathryn and I have three wonderful children: Hannah, Kristian and Nikolas. All are college graduates beginning their careers.
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REV. THOMAS GABLE
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
A native of Marin County, Andrei Gorchov has been deeply active in the Bay Area music scene for the past 30 years. Beginning his musical studies at age 8 on flute, he attended San Francisco State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance. As a flutist he has performed as a soloist and orchestral musician with the Marin Symphony, the San Francisco State Symphony, and the Marin Symphony and Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestras. READ MORE
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Robert is a native of San Rafael, California. He attended Terra Linda high school before moving on to Berklee College of Music where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Composition. He plays several instruments – piano, organ, saxophone and percussion among them. In addition, he enjoys singing and composing music. He has served as accompanist for a variety of programs from VBS to vocal classes at Berkelee College of Music to classes at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and performed (keyboard) in bands from jazz to big band and rock. We are happy to have Robert as our principal accompanist, bringing all his music skills to this position.
CHURCH COUNCIL – 2023
Dale Miller / Secretary • John Lacy / Vice President • Carol Cunliffe / Council Member At Large • Ron Radtke / Council Member At Large • Faith Mooney / Council Member At Large • Rev. Tom Gable / Pastor • Ann Marymor / President • Jim Kamphoefner / Finance Ministry Chairperson • John Bischoff / Council Member At Large
MINISTRY TEAM LEADERS
Carol Z & Anke P
Staff Congregation Relations
Worship & Music