Email: Pastor Caleb Kruse
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturdays as needed
Pastor Caleb John Kruse is a 2006 graduate of St. Paul’s Lutheran High in Concordia, MO, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Theology from Concordia University in Seward, NE in 2010. After graduation, he married his college sweetheart, Brittany, and enrolled at Concordia Seminary in St Louis. He served his vicarage at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School in Lakewood, CO from 2012-13. After returning from vicarage, Brittany and Caleb were blessed with their beautiful daughter, Clara. He graduated with his Masters of Divinity in 2014, and then stayed an additional year to pursue further studies. He has now completed the course work requirements for his Masters of Sacred Theology, and will be working on his thesis during the coming year while serving at Lord of Life. He hopes to have that degree finished in time to walk at graduation next spring. Caleb was ordained at his home congregation, St Paul Lutheran Church in Concordia, MO, on May 31st.
Caleb enjoys being active outdoors, playing ultimate Frisbee, softball, and disc golf. He is a big sports fan and closely follows the Saint Louis Cardinals, Denver Broncos, and Missouri Tigers (but please don’t hold that against him). He is most excited about his role as Dad and likes spending time reading to and playing with his daughter Clara. His wife, Brittany, also graduated from Concordia-Seward in 2010 with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and currently plans to stay at home and enjoy being a mom. The family looks forward to serving at Lord of life and coming to know the community of Elkhorn.