The Rev. James J. Mitulski will become interim pastor of Cathedral of Hope on Aug. 1. He has been a guest speaker at the church in the past.
Mitulski has 30 years of pastoral experience and has served churches in Berkeley, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
He was a Merrill Fellow of the Harvard Divinity School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia university, a master’s from Pacific School of Religion and an honorary doctorate from the Starr King School for Ministry.
Mitulski has dual standing with the United Church of Christ, and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Metropolitan Community Churches.
Now that an interim pastor is in place, the process of searching for a permanent senior pastor will begin. A new committee is forming and applications have already begun arriving.
The interim pastor may not apply for the permanent position. His job is to guide the church through its period of healing and leadership transition after the resignation of its senior pastor, the Rev. Jo Hudson on April 21.