Pastor Jason, is a highly relational energetic pastor (and father of twins). While he has been living out a vocation of service to the Lutheran church in one form or another for over a decade, he was ordained in March of 2011.
Jason grew up in Prior Lake & Orono, Minnesota. He later studied at Gustavus Adolphus College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Computer Science. While skilled in programming and mathematics, after a formative and life changing summer working as a counselor/guide at Camp Amnicon, (an ELCA high adventure wilderness camp in Northern Wisconsin where he met his wife, Danae, in 2003) Jason had an unshakable feeling that God intended something else for him, and he eventually pursued employment as a Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Glenwood Lutheran Church in Glenwood, MN, from where he eventually journeyed on to study theology/ministry at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA.
While God used Jason’s passion for working with youth to guide him into ordained ministry, God used the experience in Pastor Jason’s first call to grow in him a strong sense of call to congregational leadership; with passions for preaching, inter-generational ministry, and writing modern Lutheran liturgical music, Pastor Jason is excited to be serving God and the church as a solo pastor, at Cross of Hope Lutheran Church since August of 2014.
Office Administration Coordinator
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Kelly and her husband, Craig joined Cross of Hope in November of 1997 with their 2 sons Alex & Kevin.
Kelly has been involved in Missions, she was the treasurer for Sunday School and Confirmation.
Kelly volunteered in the office for several years and was hired in October of 2007 as the Administrative Assistant. In 2012 she became the Office Administration Coordinator.