Pastor Chris Kumpula
Pastor Chris Kumpula was born and raised in Minnesota, and after attending the University of St Thomas in St Paul, he married his wife Becca. They have been blessed as a family with three children. Pastor Chris is a graduate of our Free Lutheran seminary in Minneapolis (AFLTS). He was called in 2019 after serving on an internship at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Pastor Chris is passionate for teaching, church planting/revitalization, and history. He was installed March 31st, 2019.
Expectation: We desire a pastor who understands Scripture and its doctrines, subscribing to its authority, and who demonstrates the ability to accurately interpret it through exegetical preaching and teaching. Our pastor is called by the congregation and charged to use the instruments through which God saves and sanctifies by the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We desire that our pastor demonstrate the ability to properly distinguish between the Law and the Gospel in teaching, preaching, and practice as a servant pastor. Our pastor is called to lead by serving and serve by leading.