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La Jolla United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

La Jolla United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

La Jolla United Methodist Church members on July 1 bid a fond farewell to the Rev. Dr. Walter Dilg after eight years of ministry and welcomed a new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Philip Bartalo Wood.

Pastor Phil comes to La Jolla from Fullerton United Methodist Church. His pastoral service has included United Methodist Churches in Huntington Beach, Oxnard, Chula Vista, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Glendale and Arcadia.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Whittier, California, he graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1970, and was selected as a member of the Annual Conference Study Seminar to Bolivia. It was there, he said, that he felt and answered the call to ministry. Subsequently, he...

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