PASO ROBLES — Join the Estrella Warbirds at their upcoming July 3 dinner meeting. John Marck Wiemann, Commander, USN (retired), will be the guest speaker and will talk about his presentation “How Naval Aviation Prepared Me For Ministry,” a feature about his Naval career and his current ministry.
Cmdr. Wiemann graduated with Merit from the United States Naval Academy in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He attended Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, and earned his wings in November of 1987. He was then assigned to Patrol Squadron 45 in Jacksonville, Fla., and deployed to Scotland, Bermuda, the Azores, Spain, Crete and France primarily tracking Russian submarines in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
In 1994, he left active duty to go to seminary and enter into ministry. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Master’s Seminary, Los Angeles in 1997 with a Masters of Divinity degree. Since July 2000, he has served as the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church of Atascadero.
He joined the Naval Reserves with Patrol Squadron 65 in Point Mugu. His assignments included NATOPS Evaluator, Training Officer, Maintenance Officer, Administrative Officer, and Command Executive Assistant. As Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander in the P-3 Orion aircraft, he led missions out of Hawaii, Panama, Belize, Curacao, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Ecuador, South Korea, Okinawa and Misawa, Japan.
The public is invited to attend this dinner and reservations are required by noon Monday, July 1. Dinner is $20 with a no-host bar. To make a reservation, call 805-296-1935 or visit www.ewarbirds.org/museum/reservations.shtml. Doors open on Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.