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Pastor Paul Tjelta




Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:3


Hi, I'm Pastor Paul Tjelta. In July 2012, I, my wife, Joy, and our six kids arrived in Westby, Wisconsin. We moved from Fergus Falls, MN, where I had spent the previous three years attending the Lutheran Brethren Seminary. Before attending Seminary in Minnesota, we lived in Nampa, Idaho, where I was employed in the field of architecture. It has been an exciting journey as we have seen God lead us to this place of ministry.


I consider it a wonderful opportunity and privilege to be able to share the good news of Jesus Christ in the beautiful setting of Westby, WI. My desire is to be faithful in proclaiming, through word and deed, the grace of God that has been given us in Jesus Christ. In the turmoil of the world around us, there is peace and hope in our Savior and Lord!


I invite you to join us for worship, or simply stop by the church and visit.

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