Being the Senior Pastor at Elim Lutheran Church is a complete Blessing and Honor. A little about my background, born on March 26, 1971 to Rev. Curtis and Jane Emerson, and grew up in Valley City, ND and St. Cloud, MN along with my siblings – Rebekah (Rowan) and Joshua.
Kelly (Pletcher) and I were married on July 18, 1992, and we have two awesome children, Dylan Curtis who was born December 20th, 1996, and Avery Carol who was born September 20th, 2006.
Graduating from Apollo High School in 1989, Association Free Lutheran Bible School in 1991, Rasmussen Business College in 1993 with a degree in Accounting, and other schools attended were Crown College and St. Cloud State University.
Spending many years in the jewelry industry and was blessed to see many different parts of the country, from Chicago to Tampa and many other areas. God led me and my family to enroll at the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2009.
Our seminary internship and training were completed under Pastor Tom Olson at St John’s Lutheran Church (Newark, OH) and graduated from the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary on May 18, 2013 with a Graduate in Theology degree.
Having been led by God to accept the call to serve as pastor of Newark Lutheran Church (Newark, IL) in 2013 we enjoyed our first congregation and church family for five years. God continues to work His plan and has now brought us to Elim Lutheran Church and we are looking forward to witnessing the Power of Jesus as He shows us His Grace, Mercy and Love here in the Northwest. We are grateful for those who have prayed, supported and encouraged us throughout these years of preparation and service.
Praise Be To GOD!!!