About our Pastor


Pastor Ben Colahan is a teller of tales and a hiker of trails. He enjoys ancient history, modern theater, and games of all kinds. Born in Walla Walla, WA, Ben graduated from Reed College in Portland, OR and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, and served a Spanish-speaking congregation in Brooklyn, NY before arriving in Chico. Though raised in a variety of religious traditions, Ben fell in love with the writings of Martin Luther and feels blessed to be part of a community that strives to live out the good news of God’s unconditional love for all people
in Jesus Christ.



Church Council

The congregation is represented by the Church Council which meets monthly and oversees management and programs at Faith Lutheran. Pictured is the current council, from left to right:
Sky Sample, Bill Augros, John Reed, Cyla Nelson, Pastor Ben Colahan, Diane Knight, Raquel Krach,
Linda Fischer, Caryl Quinones, Paul Gosselin, Barbara Torgerson, Mark Kimmelshue, and President Sherrill Heinz.