Pastor Marcus Felde
Pastor Felde graduated from Christ Seminary--Seminex in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1975. He served from 1975 to 1981 as a circuit missionary at Lake Kopiago in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, and then served one year as Acting Principal at Timothy Lutheran Seminary in Birip, Enga Province.
Returning to the States, he was pastor of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Terre Haute, Indiana, until 1987. During that time he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
From 1987 to 1989 he studied at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, and received a Ph.D. in Theology in 1995. From 1990 through 1996 he served as Lecturer, Dean of Studies, and Dean of Faculty Development at Martin Luther Seminary in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
From 1997 until 2007 he was pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean, Indiana.
Pastor Felde participated in the Lutheran World Federation study of Worship and Culture from 1993-1997, and contributed to its publications.
Pastor Felde is married to the former Christine Susan. They have four children--Linnea, Martha, Eric, and Kara--and six grandchildren--Hannah, Elijah, Evelyn, Emma, Isaiah, and Lucy.
Pastor Felde has a particular interest in Lutheran theology, and in hymnody as a means by which the church passes its faith from generation to generation.