THE REV. DR. JOHN KRAHN
The Rev. Dr. Krahn took on the position of interim pastor of our church on January 11th, though he did conduct two services here after Pastor Nale retired. You can see these on our YouTube channel (Nov. 29, 2020 and Dec. 20, 2020) He will be leading our church until we find a permanent pastor. Although he has taken the position as part-time, he will be conducting services, making visits or placing calls to members in hospitals or shut-ins at home, and performing other pastoral duties. He will be involved with the confirmands and Christian Education.
He has a lot of experience in these areas, having served as an ordained pastor for nearly fifty years. He has served both larger and smaller congregations during his ministry. Pastor Krahn is currently a church consultant working with congregations that are struggling to survive.
A graduate of Concordia College New York, he has also earned three Master’s degrees (Union Theological Seminary) and a Doctorate (New York Theological Seminary).
Though officially retired, he has served the Church as a parish consultant and continues to write books, the most recent of which are entitled “From Surviving to Thriving-A Practical Guide to Revitalize Your Church” and “Special Stories Along Life’s Journey”. His published works include poetry, plays, professional articles in education, opinion pieces, devotional writing, and sermons. He is also a much sought after speaker and seminar leader.
He grew up in Fork, MD (named after a fork in the road) but now lives in Dix Hills with his wife, Doris. They have two daughters and three grandchildren and enjoy both travel and tennis.
Please help him to feel welcome as he helps us to grow our faith and church.