Pr. Loren Anderson-Bauer will join Our Savior’s on June 15 as our Intentional Interim Pastor. Previously, Pr. Bauer has served St. Andrew’s Lutheran in Grand Rapids, MN and Grace Lutheran Church in Hermantown, MN as an Interim. He and his wife Judith also co-pastored the tri-parish Lutheran Churches in Bovey, Warba and Jacobson from 1995-2009.
His educational background includes a Master of Divinity with emphasis on Pastoral Theology from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN; a Mastor of Arts in Speech from Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa.
Pr. Bauer specializes in helping congregations with strategic mission planning and stewardship as well as preaching and leading worship. He has a passion for teaching and social justice issues. He states that his personal vision of his calling and passion for ministry is “Grounded in the grace and love of God, I seek, in my ministry, to be a messenger and instrument of that love, working with the congregations I serve to embdoy that love in their mission, so that they can welcome all into the community of God’s love and become instruments of the joy and peace and hope and love and life that God desires for all.” We are pleased to welcome Pr. Loren as our Intentional Interim Pastor!