Pastor John Kuehner

PastorJohn Born in a suburb of Chicago, John grew up in the San Francisco bay area. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley and ordained with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. John also periodically contracts as an overnight chaplain at Stanford and Lucile Packard hospitals.

With a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, John spent 16 years working in research and product development for a major mutual fund company until he felt the call to pursue ministry full-time.

The people of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church called Pastor John in June 2013. Eager to make a difference in the wider community, this new relationship is ready to explore how God’s grace via a Lutheran expression might speak to the Bay Area context, particularly within the northern San Francisco peninsula.  In October 2014, Calvary Lutheran Church called Pastor John to a two year term call to explore the full potential of joint ministry with Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.  In October 2015, Pastor John became Pastor of Unity Lutheran Church a collaboration between the Lutheran churches of San Bruno, Millbrae and South San Francisco.

Eileen Lapuyade


Eileen is a long term resident of San Bruno and has a career in office administration and client services.  She has held prior positions in retail pharmacy and with other religious/non-profit institutions.

Eileen was office manager at Calvary Lutheran for over five years and played a critical role in Peace Lutheran of San Bruno’s 2013 transition to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran of South San Francisco.  In addition to Calvary Lutheran operations, Eileen now oversees administration at Unity Lutheran Church.


Michael Matson


Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal and instrumental music education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and his Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has studied voice, trumpet, piano and organ.

Michael sang with West Bay Opera, The Lamplighters, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, The Carmel Bach Festival and was tenor soloist for the Sing-It-Yourself Messiah at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.

Michael is music director for Unity Lutheran Church and teaches music at a Mount Tamalpais School in Mill Valley and was Calvary Lutheran Church’s music director since 1987.