St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!
Pastor James D. Stender
I have been serving God at St. Andrew since September of 1998. Prior to St. Andrew I served congregations in Bellingham and Indianapolis along with spending several years in campus ministry. I grew up in a suburban area of Minneapolis and moved to Oregon in 1970 and graduated from Oregon State University in civil engineering. But God had something else in mind for me as I was pushed into full time ministry. I am most excited about my faith in Jesus when I preach, teach and visit people. My wife and I have been married for more than 30 years and have a son in Seattle and twin daughters in the greater Portland area. We all enjoy games, movies, plays and family time together.