Arlington Community Church Staff


Rev. Dennis Alger

Interim Pastor

Interim Pastor Dennis Alger

A 1988 graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, Interim Pastor Dennis Alger has served congregations in Arizona, Oregon--PC(USA) and UCC--and, most recently, Hawai'i--as Interim with Waiola UCC in Lahaina.  Now Dennis finds himself engaged with Arlington for a brief period.  While he is mostly lost trying to drive from one place to another (after a 30 year absence) he is very much oriented within the faith community.  Career-wise, he has also served as hospice chaplain for 23 years.  His home congregation is Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad.

Dennis' spouse of 44 years, MaryAnn remains in Oceanside; daughters Kristina (37) teaches school in Oceanside while daughter Andrea (33) works for AAA Insurance in Las Vegas. 


Shanti Moorjani

Music Director

Shanti Moorjani, music director

Shanti Moorjani is the music director at the Arlington Community Church.  After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Crane School of music at Potsdam State University in New York State, working under Arthur Frackenpohl, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Howard Hansen, she went on to receive her Master of Performance in Organ at San Francisco State University in California.  She holds a graduate certificate in Kodaly music from Holy Names University and an Orff music credential.  She has taught general music in the schools for 15 years, 35 years of private piano instruction, and directed choirs and programs throughout her teaching career.


Jacob Day

Jacob Day, administrative Assistant & Rentals Coordinator

Jacob Day, administrative Assistant & Rentals Coordinator

Jacob Day  is our administrative assistant and rentals coordinator at ACC’s office.  He studied Music Theory, Performance, & English at Berklee College of Music Boston & the University of New Hampshire. He recently moved across the country from NH (his home of 30 years) to pursue new goals working in the Bay Area community arts and music scene. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and writer of numerous musical collaborations & solo projects. He currently lives in Berkeley with his cat Oskar.