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Meet Our Team



Bart Loos

Pastor Bart is the Pastor for First Lutheran Church and Circle of Love Preschool. He joined FLC/COL in the Fall of 2022. 


Welcome, Pastor Bart!  :   310-545-5653 x237

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Administrative Assistant

Sophie Killian

Sophie Killian joined the First Lutheran Church team in the fall of 2021 as Administrative Assistant. Welcome Miss Sophie! If you have questions about First Lutheran Church, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Church Office!  :   310-545-5653 x229



Paul Lang

Paul Lang is the Deacon at First Lutheran Church. He became a Deacon in 2005 after several years of study and coursework. The Lang family moved to Manhattan Beach in 1992 and have been members at FLC ever since.

His wife, Ingrid, has been a teacher at Circle of Love Preschool since 1996. His youngest daughter also works at Circle of Love Preschool in the office.

Please contact through the Church Office.

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Contemporary Music Leader

Erin Lewis  :   310-545-5653 x229

More First Lutheran Team Members:

Church Council

Comprised of the Chairperson of each Board


Board of Elders

Ryan Hart (Head Elder)

Board of Youth & Parish Ed

Chris Lubs

Board of Evangelism & Stewardship


Board of Trustees

Jay & Laurie Patrick

Circle of Love Preschool Board

Katie Ranne

Advisory Member to Every Board

Pastor Bart Loos

More Church Leadership Roles


Congregation President

Shawn Baker

Recording Secretary

Connie Chandler


Nancy Peterson

Financial Secretary/Admin

James Fearn

Worship Audio/Video

Justin Alfama

Circle of Love Preschool Director

Nancy Durkovic

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