The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)
Organization: Irvine United Congregational Church (UCC), Irvine, CA

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom is senior pastor of Irvine United Congregational Church UCC in Irvine, CA, where he has been since 2006.

He earlier served as pastor of Mt. Hollywood United Church of Christ in Los Angeles. For 11 years before coming to Irvine, Paul was a board member of Hope-Net, an interfaith agency dedicated to eradicating hunger and homelessness in Los Angeles, and served as its president for three years.

Paul is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned his master of divinity from Claremont School of Theology, where he was given the Distinguished Preaching Award, and his doctor of ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

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Paul Tellstrom: Bring Her, Bring Him

Tuesday October 31, 2017
Dr. Paul Tellstrom says that All Saints’ Day allows us a very personal way to talk about the present and the future by talking about the past. Who are we? Who do we want to be? Saints from our past give us a way of talking about where we are and where we are headed.

Paul Tellstrom: All He Has

Tuesday October 04, 2016
The ten lepers in Luke 17 represent ten people isolated from their families, living with physical pain and ostracism, exhausted and friendless, who call out to Jesus. Only one exhibits gratitude, and Dr. Paul Tellstrom says our own authentic faith can enrich our lives and make us more open and loving people--but it all starts with gratitude.

The Better Part

Tuesday July 12, 2016
Dr. Paul Tellstrom says that in the busy-ness of our lives we sometimes just have to stop and listen to where we are in the Kin-dom of God--that place of justice Jesus spoke about during that twilight dinner to a listening Mary. Perhaps this story in Luke 10 is about finding our equilibrium for our own good as well as for the well being of our community.