I graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and received my Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. I spent a year during seminary at Living Word Lutheran Church in Johnson City, TN and another year as a tutor, dormitory supervisor and basketball coach at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI. After graduating, I received a call to Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church and now serve as lead pastor at Life Lutheran Church. I met and married my wife (Erika) here in Rochester. God has blessed us with six children – Noah, Eliana, Seth, Joselyn, Ethan, and Isaiah.
"Micah 7:18-19: Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea."