Since becoming the senior pastor in 1998, Pastor Scott’s primary role has been preaching, teaching, visioning, and overseeing the staff. He grew up in Minnesota where he earned his Masters degree at Luther Seminary. He completed his Doctorate at Boston University. Outside of Christ Lutheran, Pastor Scott has served as Chair for the Senior Pastors’ Conference of the ELCA, board member for Augsburg/ Fortress Publishing House and is currently mentoring churches across the country on multi-site ministries. Pastor Scott is married to Gretchen and they have two adult children, Hannah and Nathan. He enjoys cooking with family and friends, travel (especially when it involves sailing) and golf.
Pastor Ryan is an associate pastor of Christ Lutheran. Ryan earned a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. If you’ve read this far, he wants you know that none of that matters. His passion is building the Church in a way that would accept and be accepted by Jesus. That means more than coming to church; it means being the love of Christ, who loves all. All means all. Join in the mission.
Deacon Kenny is the Director for Family Ministries at Christ Lutheran and in the process of completing his internship requirement to become a pastor in the ELCA. Kenny has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry from Wartburg Theological Seminary. He was born in Michigan, grew up in Florida, and most recently lived in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington DC. Deacon Kenny believes that our youth and young adults are not the future of the church, but they ARE the church today! The church is called to uphold the baptismal promises to journey with young people through their doubts, questions, highs, and lows as examples, mentors, and coaches. Kenny enjoys seeking out Holy experiences and inviting others to experience God in new and creative ways. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys exploring breweries and wineries with his wife, Kelly and their dogs, Zula and Penny, finding new projects around his home, and playing ice hockey.
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