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Pr. Todd Iverson (or PT), Senior Pastor

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I am passionate about connecting people with God and each other so that we can live the abundant life that Jesus wants to give us. The center of scripture is John 3.16–17 and our response to that love is 1 John 3.16.

I’ve lived in many places. I was born in Stillwater, MN and that’s why I cheer for the Vikings. I spent my 2nd grade year north of Grand Marais, MN. My family moved to Arizona and I lived in Apache Junction and Tucson, AZ. I graduated with honors from the University of Arizona with an Interdisciplinary Studies major (minors in Mathematics, Computers Science, and Religious Studies.) I achieved my Master of Divinity in 1997 from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, having served internship at First Lutheran Church in Williston, ND. I have served Big Drywood Lutheran Church in Cadott, WI, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Superior, WI, and the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin as Assistant to the Bishop.

I am married to Rebecca, who is also a pastor in the ELCA. Since they called me Mr. PR (Pastor Rebecca) at her last call, you can call her Mrs. PT if you like! I have three wonderful daughters: Sonja is 15 and Marta is 12 who live with me during breaks from school, and Amelia Jane joined God's world on August 19, 2013!

I also serve as a Chaplain for Naval Mobile Combat Battalion 25 based in Madison, WI.

I love serving God here at Immanuel. Come and see the great things that God is doing here!

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