I’m living the dream! My earliest memory of being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up is that I always answered: “I want to be a pastor.” I know that can sound strange. Most little boys want to be a super hero or ball player or fireman or garbage collector. Not me. I see three potential explanations for that:
- I’m weird
- My father was a pastor
- God called me.
Without being overly dramatic, I believe the third reason is the main one. I’ve never once been sorry for answering God’s call and have found great satisfaction in serving Him and His people. I’ve been doing that at St. Lorenz since 1990, first as an Associate Pastor and, since 1998, as Lead Pastor.
The primary task of any pastor is to apply God’s Word to people’s lives. The main focus of my position is to build relationships with the staff, lay leaders, and members of our congregation and with the community by being a welcoming, visible presence as I provide vision and direction for the corporate life of the congregation. In that capacity, I’m responsible for our worship services, day-to-day ministry decisions and programming, direct supervision of the pastoral team and general oversight of the entire staff.
On behalf of our pastoral team, our ministry staff, and our entire congregation, I extend a heart-felt welcome to you. I’m sure you will find St. Lorenz to be an exciting, welcoming, and nurturing place.