Council & Staff

Thomas Guzman

Council President
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PEACE Lutheran Church is led by a volunteer council of 12 members who are elected by the congregation and guided by by-laws. The council is responsible for all aspects of running the church, including overseeing finances, staff, building and grounds, worship life, church policies and long-range planning.

Our council President is Thomas Guzman. He can be contacted through the church office or (530) 273-9631.

Pastor Bill Wong, Interim Pastor at Peace Lutheran church

Pastor Bill Wong

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Sunday worship services at PEACE Lutheran Church are now being led by Pastor Bill Wong. 

If you need pastoral care, please contact us here or call the church office at (530) 273-9631.

If you are interested in learning more about intentional interim ministry, the transition at Peace  Lutheran Church, the call process, or what I do as an intentional interim pastor, you are welcome to ask me. I am willing to visit you at a location away from church or you are welcome to come by during normal church office hours. If you decide to drop by, I suggest that you phone ahead of time to be sure that I am in the office. You also are welcome to make an appointment.

I encourage you to ask me. I prefer that you not assume or trust in hearsay. When you have a question concerning me, what I am doing, or this congregation’s transition, I prefer that you ask me.

Also, if you desire a pastoral visit or want to suggest I visit someone, I encourage you to ask and inform me.

Cathy Chmel

Office Manager
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Cathy manages the day-to-day running of the church office and handles all the scheduling and facility rentals. She brings many years of experience to this position. If you have any questions, just drop her a line or give her a call and she will be happy to help.

Trina Kleist

Youth & Outreach Coordinator
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Trina Kleist (aka Mrs. Osuna) coordinates Christian education and youth & family activities. In addition, she writes news articles about and takes photos of PEACE activities for local media and for the PEACE website, and handles publicity and advertising.