LJ church appoints new minister

La Jolla United Methodist Church announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Walter Dilg. Pastor “Walt” comes to La Jolla after 13 years as senior pastor at the Ventura United Methodist Church.

He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in psychology, earned his master’s at the Boston University School of Theology, and a doctorate of ministry from the Claremont School of Theology. He previously served as pastor of the Altadena, Moorpark and Santa Maria United Methodist churches.

He is married and has two grown children.

Rev. Dilg is already firmly established in the community, having served as master of ceremonies at the La Jolla United Methodist Church’s annual Summer Pops Concert.