Rev. John Stube, Pastor Emeritus
Pastor Stube was born and raised in northern Idaho, enjoying all the benefits of the great outdoors in the Rocky Mountains. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Bacteriology/Ecology from the University of Idaho (fresh water ecology) and then with a graduate degree in Microbial Ecology from Utah State University (hyper-saline ecosystems). Following a stint with a USDA research laboratory, he entered Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana to study for the Holy Ministry. Following graduation, he held pastorates in Colorado and Utah, and was Pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne from 1989 through June 2018. Pastor Stube earned a doctorate in New Testament Biblical Studies from the University of Durham, England, in 2002. He enjoys outdoor sports, especially bird hunting and fishing, and is an avid reader of western Americana and historical biographies.