Ascension welcomes new family pastor

The Rev. Julie McCain Courtesy photo

The Rev. Julie McCain Courtesy photo

Ascension Lutheran Church will install the congregation’s new children-youth-family pastor, the Rev. Julie McCain, at 2 p.m. Sun., April 15 in the sanctuary, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.

The Rev. R. Guy Erwin, bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will assist in the installation, along with the Rev. Timothy Delkeskamp, Ascension’s senior pastor, and the Rev. Steve Herder, associate pastor.

McCain is a graduate of Cal Lutheran University and Luther Seminary.

She has served as a youth director at River of Life Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, an intern pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Anchorage, Alaska, and most recently as an associate pastor at First Lutheran Church in Marshall, Minn.

Her work at Ascension will encompass both church and school.