As a full-time Pastor, I am familiar with the demands and expectations of working in a religious career, particularly as part of a denomination which offers opportunity for Christians to serve in a wide variety of full-time, denominationally-trained Church vocations in addition to the Pastoral Office. For the years prior to and during my pastoral education, I had the opportunity to work in numerous settings involving a variety full-time staff and observe their approach to their careers as well as their interactions with each other, and during my years in ministry, I have served on the Boards of a handfull of relgious non-profit organizations. I am particularly interested in questions regarding ethics in the Church-based workplace and the interaction of religious professionals with one another within their workplace as well as the surrounding community of religious professionals.
I have been a pastor in the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod for the past six years at St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt, IA. I currently serve as chairman of the Commission on Ministerial Growth & Support of the Missouri Synod's Iowa District West and as Track Chaplain at Algona Raceway in Algona, IA. I also write as a religion columnist for two local newspapers.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
Algona Upper Des Moines (newspaper) Bancroft Register (newspaper)
B.A. Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI (Biblical Languages) M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN (Exegetical Theology, Pastoral Ministry & Missions)
Zion Lutheran Church (Columbia City, IN) Zion Lutheran Church (Altamont, IL) St. John's Lutheran Church (Burt, IA) Zion Lutheran Church (Lu Verne, IA) Algona Raceway (IA) Fairmont Raceway (MN) Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA) Clay County Fairgrounds Raceway (Spencer, IA)
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