Christ The Life
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John David Thomsen received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees from San Jose State University.  As a lecturer and teacher, Mr. Thomsen has presented lectures, recitals and master classes for such organizations as the Music Teachers’ Association of California, the San Jose Music Study Club and the National Teacher’s College in Tai Chung, Taiwan.
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As a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (Member Los Altos Branch since 1995), Mr. Thomsen has served as branch president (2002-2002) and vice-president (1998-1999). He has served on the faculty at San Jose City College, Foothill College, Las Positas College, the Silicon Valley Conservatory, the South Valley Youth Conservatory and served as a teaching assistant at San Jose State University. John David Thomsen has been a member of the music faculty at De Anza College since 1998.
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Rob Riddle
President
Dorothy Mensinger
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Julie Loredo
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Heather Mardon
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Kenneth C.  Jenks
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Pastor Jenks graduated from Concordia Seminary St. Louis Missouri 1963

With over 50 years’ service in ministry, Pastor was installed at Christ The Life Lutheran Church on January 17, 2016. He has also served LCMS Congregations in North Dakota, Illinois and Southern California.

Pastor married Judy Laitinen while at the seminary, the couple were blessed with six children including four sons; Jon, Todd, Timothy, & Brian and  daughters Amy and  Betsy.  Their fourth Son Brian Jenks passed away in 1994.

After retiring from full time ministry in 2006, Pastor Jenks and his wife Judy moved to San Jose where Pastor has often filled in speaking and teaching at various congregations throughout the area. In November of 2015, the people of Christ the Life Lutheran Church called Pastor Jenks to be their Pastor.

Pastors Note:  With all the struggles people face each week, I hope to bring a message of hope and encouragement in the Lord Jesus. He Himself reminds people, "In the world you will have tribulation (troubles and struggles), but be of good cheer and take heart! I have overcome the world." [John 16:33]