Pastor JP

Pastor JP joins us from Southern California along with his wife Briana and 10-month old son Malachi. Prior to coming to Lihue Lutheran, Pastor JP was completing a PhD in Practical Theology at the Claremont School of Theology. His dissertation examined pastoral caregiver experiences of a mass shooting, conducting qualitative interviews with pastors in the Las Vegas area. Pastor JP has a passion for preaching, teaching, and faith formation. His core theological values include: hospitality, inclusion, listening, and showing value, worth, and appreciation for all. Pastor JP is a second-career pastor, having worked in the fields of psychiatric care and counseling for over 10 years.
 
Pastor JP may be reached at (808) 245-2145 or via email jpaxton@ses.edu. Please, do not hesitate to call or send a friendly email!