The Central Region of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren is a group of congregations in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
The regional pastor for the Central Region is Dr. Joel Nordtvedt. Watch an update from Joel in the video, and read his short bio below.
Dr. Joel Nordtvedt
Dr. Nordtvedt was previously the Executive Director of North American Mission, a combined position for church planting and youth ministry. Pastor Nordtvedt is a past president of the Lutheran Brethren Seminary. After opening a new mission initiative among the Hakka people in Taiwan for two decades, he was an associate pastor in Washington. He is married to MaryBeth. They have three adult children.