We welcome Rev. Carl Pascual, recently ordained as Minister at Oakland City Church. Carl’s father came to the Bay Area from the Philippines in 1971, soon followed by his wife, her parents, and three brothers. Carl was born and raised in a diverse immigrant community in South San Francisco centered around the local Catholic school and parish. Carl met his wife Celia in the East Bay where he tasted pho, sushi, kimchee and pad thai for the very first time. They live in Oakland with their three boys who are learning to be fluent in Mandarin attending a dual language-immersion school. As a family, they love celebrating Lunar New Year, hosting hot pot dinners and playing basketball and soccer.