Pastor Erik and his wife Deb have been members of ULCH for about 3 years. They appreciate the rich worship life and Hope’s commitment to the neighborhood and the world. Erik previously served as Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran in NE Minneapolis for 10 years and Edina Community Lutheran for 28 years from which he retired in 2017. Pastor Erik is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and Yale Divinity School and is glad to serve with Pastor Tom as the interim Sabbatical Co-Pastor to support the congregation and its ministry during Pastor Jen’s well deserved sabbatical. Erik and Deb enjoy spending time with their 4 grandchildren here in Minnesota and, as well, their trips to the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington.