About St. Andrew’s

Blessing of the Animals at St. Andrew's Church, San Mateo

Blessing of the Animals at St. Andrew’s Church, San Mateo

We adhere to the following Principles and Values:

  • Providing a warm, welcoming, supportive environment of hospitality.
  • Celebrating our faith through uplifting worship and Christian fellowship.
  • Developing and deepening our faith through learning and sharing the Good News of Christ.
  • Nurturing and supporting the spiritual needs of our members and community.
  • Serving the local and global community by offering our support and resources.

“We welcome all people as children of God and invite them to participate fully in the life and ministry at St. Andrew’s regardless of age, race, gender, education, ethnic origin, marital or family status, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic reality or diversity of ability.  We resolve to be a church with open hearts, open minds, open doors and seeking to be reconciled to God and one another.”

Begun as a mission congregation of the United Lutheran Church, St. Andrew’s was established in 1944. Worship facilities at the corner of 15th Ave. and El Camino were built in 1949. The current sanctuary was completed in 1964. In 1978 St. Andrew’s became part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Seeking to always be of service, like the community around it, the congregation has experienced the ebbs and flows of living in an expensive area of the country. In addition to providing a place where Christian faith can be celebrated and nurtured, St. Andrew’s has a long history of outreach and compassionate service to others.

Many congregations have been aided in their beginnings by St. Andrew’s. Messiah Lutheran in Redwood City was sponsored in 1951. Immanuel Lutheran in Los Altos was sponsored in 1952. Christ Lutheran in Burlingame was merged with St. Andrew’s in 1975. St. Andrew’s has been the temporary home for many other congregations. Christ Church of the Bay Area had their beginnings here. We currently are hosting Living Water Chinese Christian Church.

St. Andrew’s is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We are part of the Sierra Pacific Synod with offices in Sacramento, Burlingame and Fresno, California. Click here for the Synod’s newsletter.

About Our Pastor

Pastor Connie Winter-Eulberg

Pastor Connie Winter-Eulberg

Pastor Connie Winter-Eulberg was called into ministry in the early 1980’s while working for the U.S. Senate in Washington, D. C.  She entered Trinity Lutheran Seminary never having seen a Lutheran Woman Pastor and so putting her trust in God was a must for this new chapter in her life.    Pastor Connie sees her life of faith as an adventure of life with Jesus.   She is a pastor filled with energy and passion for ministry and for God’s people.

Pastor Connie started out at an inner city church in Kansas City and then was called into ministry with people who have survived sexual and domestic violence.   Then she spent 17 years in campus ministry at Colorado State University where she organized a Multi-Faith fair each year and organized programming with Christians, Jews and Muslims. This ecumenical work lead her to join the Peninsula MultiFaith Coalition upon being called to St. Andrews Lutheran.

Pastor Connie has loved getting to know the people at St. Andrews and getting to know Northern California after spending her life so far in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Colorado.

Connie is married to Steve who is a professional musician and she has two kids, Kaitlin (a seminary graduate and chaplain) and Zach who is a professional actor.