Meet the Staff

  • The Rev. Nathaniel D. Allen
    Pastor |  (714) 879-8290

    Pastor Nate Allen was born in Arcadia, CA to a pastor and an attorney for parents, where he got Law and Gospel from a young age. He was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Glendale, CA where he rapped for the first time in church, starting a continuing tradition of combining hip hop into worship. He felt his calling to ministry through tragic accidents and difficult times where God’s grace was powerful in his life, and now wants to share that message of love with others in need.

    Pastor Nate graduated from Monrovia High School in 2004. He completed his B.A. in Communications from Trinity Lutheran College in 2010 along with a year studying Spanish at La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He finished a M.Div. degree through Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) in 2014, and was subsequently called to Clairemont Lutheran Church in San Diego where he served as Associate Pastor for five years.

    In 2009, he was married to the love of his life they have two daughters who keep him humble. They recently welcomed their third child, a baby boy, in 2020 He likes to spend time with family, playing, reading, watching movies, traveling, and if possible go dancing! He likes to exercise regularly and eat as healthy as possible. 

    He is also a rapper making Christian music for church and other gatherings!  You can find him online on any music platform under Pastor Nate.  

  • W. Christian Winn

    Minister of Music | Phone: (714) 879-8290

    Born in Galt, California, Chris attended Lodi Academy and Pacific Union College, Angwin, California. He taught music two years at Pacific Union College Prepatory School; one year at Fresno Adventist Academy, and five years in the Garden Grove Unified School District. He has studied at the graduate level at Cal State Fullerton. He has studied voice with J. Susan Brenner. He has performed in and been Music Director of Local Musical Theater. Chris has been Director of Music at St. Paul for more than 30 years. If you haven't seen this man perform, you have missed something special! Chris loves what he does..and it shows! 

  • Isabel Cazares

    Office Administrator  | Phone: (714) 879-8290

    Isabel Cazares was born in Mazatlan, Mexico.  She has worked as Parish Secretary and Parish Administrator for over 20 years where she found her passion to serve the people and the community. Isabel is also a Certified Life Coach and leads a support group in Spanish for women going through separation/divorce.  In her spare time, Isabel serves as a Loan Signing Notary.  She has one daughter, Sophia, soon to be a college student. She enjoys the beach, listening to live jazz music, and the arts,    

    I am delighted to be of service to St. Paul Lutheran Church and help your amazing team of Clergy, and lay people in making the Church accessible, active, and inclusive in the community.

  • Dámaris Allen

    Youth and Family Coordinator  |  Phone: (714) 879-8290

    Dámaris Allen was born in México city. She grow up in a Lutheran church there, as her father is a Lutheran pastor and was the president of the Sínodo Mexicano. She move to Guadalajara where she graduated high school and then received her BA in Graphic design from La Universidad del acállese de México in Guadalajara Jalisco.

    She has extensive experience being involved in Youth and children’s ministry from her days in her fathers church where she help out with activities and music and she attended a number of international youth gatherings in the United States. She more recently served as the Youth and children’s Director at Clairmeont Lutheran church in San Diego. She also lead the praise band at the Spanish language worship there and worked at the Agape house campus ministry SDSU as the Administrative assistant. She is currently studying a degree in Music with a minor in arts.

    Dámaris and her husband have three children, she loves to paint and dance, enjoys watching funny movies, try’s to stay healthy and active and loves to connect with people, youth and help them recognize God’s grace and love in their lives.