Pastor Jonathan J. Walla, Senior Pastor
Pastor Jonathan Walla was born and raised in Fargo, ND. He was baptized and brought up in the faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo. He attended Concordia University in Seward, NE, graduating in 2006 with a major in history and pre-seminary emphasis. He then attended Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, MO. His vicarage was served at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth, MI. Pastor Walla received the assignment of his first call to Zion Lutheran Church in Fairbanks, AK and served there as associate pastor from July of 2010 to January of 2016. He has served as Bethel’s pastor since February of 2016.
In addition to his ministries at Bethel, Pastor Walla serves as a Vicarage Supervisor for seminarians preparing for pastoral ministry, as well as serving as the Circuit Visitor for the Southwest Circuit of the North Dakota District of the LCMS.
Pastor Walla married his high school sweetheart, Niccy. She and Pastor have four children: Josiah, Natalie, Jason, and Nathaniel. If you cannot find Pastor at church, he is outside: gardening, hunting, fishing, picking berries, or otherwise enjoying God’s creation!
Contact Pastor Walla at email@example.com