Our Pastor

Pastor Greg Gabriel, Transitional Minister

Who is Pastor Greg Gabriel?

An ELCA pastor who lives in Lincoln

The husband of Joanne, who is the Executive Administrator at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln and also a machine-quilter

The father of two adult sons: Tim, soon to return to the United States after a year of teaching English in China; and Chris, who works at a warehouse in Lincoln

A native of Hector, MN—raised on a farm

A lifelong Lutheran—baptized, confirmed, and  everything

A graduate of Concordia, not the one in Seward, but the college in Moorhead, MN

A former English major

An alumnus of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN

A loyalist of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings

A pastor who has served congregations in Maskell and Newcastle, NE; Montevideo, MN; LeMars, IA; Beatrice, NE; and Glenvil and Hastings, NE

A former chaplain in the field of chemical dependency and compulsive gambling

A guy with remarkably little mechanical aptitude

A reader of history and theology, presently working on The Economy of the Kingdom by Moxnes and Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America by Virji

A transitional minister who has come to serve Faith Lutheran Church in Seward

Pastor Gabriel will be serving Faith Lutheran on a two-thirds time basis. He will be in Seward on Wednesdays and Sundays, plus one other day of the week, in addition to working from home one day per week.