A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, 2000 – Martin Luther College
Master of Divinity, 2004 – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Pastor Jacobson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His decision to enter the ministry was influenced by two factors: His years in confirmation class and the influence of his older brother Andrew, a pre-ministerial student who was called home to heaven at the age of 20. Pastor Jacobson is married to Amy and they have four children.
During his ministry, Pastor Jacobson has served as an associate pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tucson from 2004 through 2009. He then served as mission pastor to Redeemer’s daughter congregation, Dove Mountain Lutheran Church, from 2010 through 2014.
He enjoys participating in many different outdoor activities with his wife and children. Occasionally he has served as a referee for youth football and basketball games.
It’s a joy for him to help people see Jesus as their Savior from sin and their friend in life.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, 1979 – Northwestern College
Master of Divinity, 1983 – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Master of Sacred Theology, 2004 – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Pastor Clark was born in Detroit, Michigan. He does not come from a long line of Christians or Christian pastors; his family began to attend church when he was about 11. His pastor recruited him for the pastoral ministry on the day of his confirmation. He is married (Bonnie) with one married adult daughter.
Pastor Clark has been privileged to serve as a mission pastor in Austin, Texas and White Rock, New Mexico. In August 1991, his family moved to Glendale when the Lord moved him to accept the call to Grace.
While here at Grace, he has served in various capacities for the church-at-large including chairman of the District Adult Discipleship Board. At present, he serves as First Vice President of the AZ-CA District.
He has a passion for teaching the Bible to both children and adults whether they are long-time Christians or Seekers hearing about Jesus for the first time.
It is his greatest joy to center all that we do – from our worship to our personal interactions – around the good news that Jesus has paid for our failures and accepts us as His own dear child through what he has done; in other words, around God’s grace.
Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished.