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Robert Dargatz

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Pastor Robert Dargatz was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 31, 1950 to Arthur and Corky Dargatz. He has one younger brother, Ken, who lives in Michigan. After Robert graduated from public high school, he earned an Associate of Arts degree from Concordia Junior College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He took a few summer classes at Wayne State University in Detroit, then he finished his undergraduate studies at Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Speech and Communications. He then decided to attend Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois, where he majored in New Testament Biblical Studies and minored in Systematic Theology. He served his vicarage in San Diego, and graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 1976. He began work on a Master of Sacred Theology degree, then he was placed as a resident counselor and instructor of Religion at Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1977, he was called as the sixth faculty member at Christ College Irvine where he served for twenty-one years, acting as Religion Division Chair from 1981 to 1995. In 1982, Robert met his life's mate on an evangelism call. He and his wife, Mary, are blessed with three children. In 1998, Robert received and accepted a Call to serve as the Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Orange. Pastor Dargatz has done graduate work through programs at UCLA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in Theological Studies. He has had the privilege of serving on the LCMS Pacific Southwest District's Mission Board, as a District counselor for LWML, on the Concordia University Irvine Board of Regents, on the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations, and on the LCMS Commission on Doctrinal Review. He currently serves on the Pacific Lutheran High School in Torrance Board of Directors, and on the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations.

 

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