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Rev. Judith Muller Honored for Service at First Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Judith Muller, retiring after 31 years as associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, was honored Sunday by grateful congregants.

The Rev. Judith Muller, retiring after 31 years as associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, was honored Sunday by grateful congregants.  (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

By Rochelle Rose, Noozhawk Contributing Writer | @NoozhawkNews |

Hundreds of adoring congregants of First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara celebrated the retirement of the Rev. Judith Mueller following worship services Sunday.

The noontime luncheon and program recognized Muller for her 31 years as associate pastor at the Upper Eastside church at 21 E. Constance Ave.

Since coming to First Presbyterian Church in 1983 from a pastoral ministry in Rutherford, N.J., Muller said she has been honored to be a part of the service of the congregation as it has faithfully served Jesus Christ in Santa Barbara and beyond.

The focus of Muller’s ministry has been in pastoral care.

“The joy of caring for one another and creating a community that offers support and strength and connection through worship, fellowship and service is the joy of the Lord,” she said.

Noozhawk contributing writer Rochelle Rose can be reached at [email protected]. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkSociety, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Become a fan of Noozhawk on Facebook.




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