Thank you for Your Welcome!
It is with great joy and anticipation as I come to serve Living
Waters Lutheran Church in Lino Lakes as your new interim pastor. Thank you for
the kindness that you have already extended to me since meeting several of you
this month. I am humbled to serve with
you and ask for your prayers as we together seek God's mission and ministry in
the months ahead.
I live in Stillwater along with my wife, Lauren, and three teenage
children: Carolyn 18 (a first-year student at Luther College in Decorah, IA),
Benjamin 16 and Adelee 14, both students at Stillwater High school. My wife Lauren is also a pastor and serves at
Roseville Lutheran Church in Roseville.
I have served the church in the Twin Cities for the past 29 years
in a variety of ways; as urban youth worker, teacher, community partnership
builder, campus ministry, interim pastor and as pastor. I have worked in the urban, campus, small
town and suburban ministry settings.
Along with serving as part-time interim pastor at Living Waters, I also
serve during the academic year at Augsburg University in campus ministry.