Welcome to the Seifert family
My name is Joseph Adam Seifert Jr. I grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities of Minnesota and had the benefit of Christian parents that raised me in the Lutheran faith. They had me baptized as an infant at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis and guided me through confirmation at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Spring Lake Park. They also made huge sacrifices to send me and my siblings to Lutheran schools, which I am still very much appreciative of to this day. My faith in Jesus really flourished through my Christian education, especially through my experiences at Concordia Academy High School in Roseville. I had the privilege of hearing God’s Word in Bible class as well as chapel services. I observed the integrity of faithful Christian teachers and enjoyed the fellowship of Christian classmates. God really shaped my character at this time of my life and gave me a passion for being a student of His Word.
It was also during these formative years of my life that God introduced me to a special young lady that would be a significant part of my life—to say the least! Nicole and I began dating our sophomore year of high school, developed a total trust that can only be had by the best of friends, and eventually were married in 2004 at what became our home congregation, South Shore Trinity in White Bear Lake. I attended Concordia St. Paul University and received a BA in pre-seminary studies while just down the road Nicole attended Northwestern Bible College and earned a BS in elementary education. The Lord has really blessed our marriage and given us 4 beautiful, healthy children.
I graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri back in 2011 and accepted my first call to serve at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, Iowa. I served as the Associate Pastor there for three years and really enjoyed the relationships made and the ministry that I was able to be a part of. My family and I are so thankful for how gracious the Lord has been to us. I am especially excited for the new opportunity that God has blessed me with, to serve the people of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church as their pastor.