Meet the Pastor

Rev. David Miller

An 80’s kid, Pastor Dave grew up in Portland, OR (Go Blazers!). After grade school in Portland, he attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and later graduated from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. 
 

In 2009, he was ordained as a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He served in Western Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, Oregon, and now serves in the North Bay. He has served on the Ohio Campus Ministry Board, the Lutheran Office of Public Policy-CA and is trained as a Mission Developer. Pastor Dave is a Reconciling in Christ ally.
 

Pastor Dave can be found in various coffee shops in the North Bay, often reading or social networking. He loves telling dad jokes, visiting the gym and spending time with the love of his life, Natalie, their amazing and fearless kids and joyful, food crazed pugs. Ask him about 90’s music, movies, video games, Star Trek and anything Disney.

Meet The Staff

Pat Cash,
Administrator

A long-time member of All Saints, has served as church administrator for several years.  She oversees facility, office and business functions and fulfills a myriad of other congregational tasks as needed. Pat is also a leader in various activities of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the ELCA and is a trainer, retreat leader and teacher in the church. 

Alice Kubo,
Accompanist 

Alice currently studies piano performance at San Francisco State University under the tutelage of Dr. Victoria J Neve and Mack McCray. She attended the Pre-College at San Francisco Conservatory of Music for six years, graduating as valedictorian, and a scholarship award winner for four years. She was awarded artistic excellence in piano at San Francisco Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. Ms. Kubo is currently a scholarship award winner at San Francisco State University and has received the Michael Avalos Piano Scholarship. She has won other competitions such as the Northern California CAPMT Contemporary Music Competition, MTAC Piano Solo Competition, 3rd place in the International James Ramos Competition and 2nd place in the International Piano and Strings competition with a performance at Carnegie Hall. Alice has received masterclasses with Sean Chen, CongCong Chai, Jeffrey LaDeur, Anatolia Ioannides, Alexander String Quartet and the Telegraph String Quartet.

Benjamin DeShazo-Couchot,

Music Director

Benjamin is a classically trained vocalist and conductor from Santa Rosa, who has over a decade of experience performing, directing, and teaching in the SF Bay Area. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Leadership at Concordia University, Chicago and student of Spiritual Direction and Formation (CSDF) at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, University of Redlands, Marin. He received his MA in Music (Church Music & Liturgy; Conducting) in the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy at Saint Joseph's College, Indiana and his BA in Music (Liberal Arts Music; Voice) from Sonoma State University. Benjamin has served as Choir Director at All Saints Lutheran Church since Fall 2015. In addition to serving the ASLC community, Benjamin is a full time Music Teacher at Saint Brigid School (TK-8th) in San Francisco.

ABOUT US

We are called to spread God's message of love and grace through word and action.

ADDRESS

All Saints Lutheran Church 
2 San Marin Drive
Novato, CA 94945

 

415-892-1669

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