About Pastor Ed Krueger and his family…
Pastor Ed is a native of Minnesota. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1971 with a Masters of Divinity degree after having attended Concordia College, St. Paul, MN, and Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, IN.
Ed has served as pastor of St. Andrews, West Fargo, North Dakota; Peace, Pomona, California; Holy Cross, San Diego, California; Our Savior's First, Granada Hills, California; and St. Paul's, Tracy, California.
He also served for five years as Development Director and Superintendent of Los Angeles Lutheran High School. In 1996, he accepted the position of Assistant to the District President in the California-Nevada-Hawaii District in the areas of Missions and Evangelism and, later, as one of three district mission counselors.
In 2007, Pastor Ed accepted a call as missionary to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tracy, CA, to experiment with church planting among people who aren’t interested in traditional church.
Ed has continued his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary of Southern California, majoring in the area of church growth and has also received training in conflict management and clinical pastoral education.
During his 50 years of ministry, he has served as Circuit Counselor; North Dakota District Director of Evangelism; Member of the Pacific Southwest District Board of Directors; Task Force Member for “Churches Affected By Change”; Pacific Southwest District's Communication's Director, and Chairman of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District Partner Ministries Committee.
He has served as community representative to the Citizen’s Advisory Council for the Los Angeles Police Department, has been active in Rotary and Exchange Club, and in various ministerial associations.
Ed also has a business background, assisting in the operations of Krueger Poultry Farms and in various real estate syndications.
Ed has served as Chairman for the Multiplying Churches Task Force of the LCMS, a board member of The Internet Mission and Evangelizing Society, an officer of the North American Mission Enablers, and an officer of the LCMS’s Advisory Group for N.A. Missions.
He has been a presenter and coach for mission planters who are using the cell church paradigm and, for the past two years, has been an adjunct professor at Concordia University Portland in the deacon training program. He has led workshops throughout Synod in cell ministry, congregational health, demographic interpretation, turnaround church strategy, ReFocus, Natural Church Development, MaxHealth, and strategic planning.
Ed is married to Karen. They bring into their marriage four children and five grandchildren, who live in Southern California, Texa, and Arizona.
Pastor Ed and Karen love to travel, read, go to movies, attend Clovis rodeos, and, especially Karen, listen to Country music.