Pastor Stan Abraham was born and raised in a Lutheran family in the San Francisco Bay Area. His family was active in its local Lutheran parish and the witness of the faith of both his pastor and parents led him to a desire to be a Lutheran pastor. He graduated from college with a degree in education. Upon completing his seminary studies in 1972, he earned an M.Div. degree with a major in Biblical Interpretation.
Pastor Abraham has been serving Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church since September, 1995. He has served parishes in Sacramento and Sparks, Nevada. While in Sparks, he earned an M.A. degree in Reformation History from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Pastor Abraham is married to Lynne and they have four children. Lynne is a former Lutheran school teacher.
Pastor Abraham has served the church at large as circuit counselor, editor of the district/synod newspaper, and chairman of the board of Mt. Cross Lutheran Camp in Felton.
He is a member of the Capitola-Aptos Rotary Club, bowls in a league, and has actively continued the congregation’s focus on ministry to and with the homeless.