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Pastor Jeffrey Nelson


Pastor Jeffrey Nelson grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of central California.  He graduated from California State University, Fresno with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  In 1984 he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA.  While in seminary, Pastor Jeffrey studied urban ministry at Wartburg’s “House of Urban Studies” in Denver, CO.  After graduation, he served as a chaplain at Bethesda Hospital and Psychiatric Center in Denver, working with mentally ill teenagers.  Pastor Nelson was ordained in 1985 and has served congregations in Wisconsin and California.  He is the author of “Through the New Testament,” a Bible study program that leads individuals, groups or congregations through the entire New Testament in one year.

Pastor Jeffrey previously served on the Transformational Ministry Team of the Southwest California Synod as chair of this team of people who work to help congregations become healthier.  He has been a member of Southwest California Synod Council, the Tri-Synod Board for Lutheran Campus Ministry, and the board for Lutheran Maritime Ministry in the harbor of Long Beach and Los Angeles.  Pastor Jeffrey also served as the Spiritual Director for the Secretariat of Lutheran Cursillo of Southern California.  He enjoys woodworking, music (singing and trombone), gardening, baseball, movies, cross-stitch, and reading.


Confirmation Classes
Confirmation classes are ongoing. Please contact us if you are interested in enrolling a child in confirmation classes.


The Pastor can be reached at the church office 736-0250  or via email at


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Updated Jan. 21, 2015