Pastor Pamela is a certified Intentional Interim Pastor who has served congregations in transition in Redwood City, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, Stockton and Vallejo, having served as a settled pastor for five years in San Rafael. She completed a year-long training program in Intentional Interim Ministry through the Interim Ministry Network, and certification in Appreciative Transitional Ministry through the Clergy Leadership Institute. She holds memberships in the Interim Ministry Network and the Interim Ministry Association (ELCA).
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In addition to her parish ministry, Pastor Pamela serves on the Sierra Pacific Synod’s Interim Steering Committee. She serves on the Transitional Ministry Education Consortium’s Art of Transitional Ministry faculty at Zephyr Point, a certification program for transition pastors, and has co-facilitated a weekly clergy phone conference through the Clergy Leadership Institute.
Pastor Pamela has a deep passion for God’s justice. She has served as executive director of Marin Interfaith Worker Justice, one of more than 60 affiliated organizations across the country that educate congregations and people of faith about economic justice and mobilize them to support low-wage workers in their struggle for justice in the workplace. Her advocacy for marginalized people has also included night ministry in Seattle and San Francisco, helping secure prenatal care for poor Latinas in Orange County, California, and advocating for full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life and ministry of the ELCA. She is a co-founder of Stand Up for Neighborly Novato, an affordable housing advocacy group. She has served on the Elder Care Alliance Board of Directors (a joint ministry of the Sierra Pacific Synod and the Sisters of Mercy) and the Marin Interfaith Council Justice Advocacy Team.
Her spouse, Dave Pond, is a software development manager for a medical diagnostics company in Berkeley. They enjoy hiking, reading, gardening, and being run ragged by their golden retrievers, Cinnamon Bun and Dancing Moonbeam, whom you will surely meet. They have two grown children, Rebekah and Erik, both of whom live in the Bay Area.