Starting January 13, 2022, I’ll be the “bridge” interim pastor at Salem. My intention is to be in this role until your new “settled” pastor arrives, at which time I’ll move on to my next interim. I’ve been a pastor in the New Ulm area, Annandale, Cottage Grove, Stillwater, Hastings, Dodge Center/Owatonna area, Park Rapids, and Woodbury. I live in St. Paul. I’ve got two adult daughters who are 26 and 24 years old, respectively. I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from MSU in Mankato and a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary. I’ve been a pastor for 29 years and I’m 58 years old. I’m a very active person, playing tennis, walking, and biking. I love to read, sing, listen to music and meditate. I look forward to God blessing our time together, helping us to serve Christ and bring help, health, and hope to all.