Pastor Jeffrey Nelson
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated Jan. 21, 2015