St. Paul Staff

Pastor A-Staff

Rev. Aaron R. Smith
Sr. Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church

Pastor Aaron Rosales Smith is a graduate of Concordia University, Irvine, CA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theological studies with an emphasis in Biblical languages. He also received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO in May of 2006. Pastor Aaron is fluent in English and Spanish and serves as Senior Pastor at St. Paul here in Mountain View. Pastor Aaron and his wife Ellen have a son and two daughters, Malachi, Liana, and Isabela. Pastor Aaron can be reached at or (650) 967-0666.



Rev. José L. CervantesJose-Staff                                  Associate Pastor, St. Paul Hispanic Ministry

After serving as Deacon and Vicar here at St. Paul in Mountain View, José Luís Cervantes completed his studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He was then ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and subsequently installed as Associate Pastor for St. Paul Lutheran Church on June 21, 2009. Pastor José and his wife Irma have five children and eleven grandchildren. Pastor José can be reached at (408) 834-3019.





Jill P. Clapp
Director, St. Paul Child Development Center

A native of Illinois, Jill studied at Concordia University in Irvine where she received her B.A. in Education. Jill came to St. Paul in 1990 and has been Director since 1996. Her passion is to see that children learn while having fun, including learning respect for themselves and others. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, animals, and playing bass guitar in St. Paul's Praise Band. Jill is married to Allen Clapp. Jill can be reached at or (650) 969-2696.





Andrew ColandreaAndrew-Staff
Business Administrator

Andrew, a native of the Silicon Valley, grew up at St. Paul. He attended San Jose State University where his affinity for reference humor and sock puppetry flourished. He was recruited to help modernize St. Paul-a dangerous topic to the LCMS-and is tasked with achieving this goal while affording Pastor Aaron plausible deniability before the Synod. Cleverly disguised as the "Business Administrator," Andrew's impact is already being felt.  Andrew can be reached at and the church office at (650) 967-0666 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.