More About Me…

Hello and welcome to my blog.  I try to post at least once a day.  I want to engage with others around ideas and perspectives on a changing church, which is increasingly shaped by the internet and social media technologies.  I’m exploring how we use social media to create connections, build community, do ministry, and share God’s grace.  I love to think outside of the box and help others envision something we have never seen before the forward motion of the kingdom of God!

Here’s the official bio…

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Pastor Jerry Wirtley first felt called to ministry during his undergraduate work in music performance but did not follow the call at this time. He went on to finish his Bachelors of Music degree in music performance on electric bass in Jazz studies at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY in 1994. He continued on at Morehead in Jazz performance studies and received his Master’s of Music Performance in Jazz in December of 1995. It was in college at Morehead that he met the love of his life, Krista.  Krista and Jerry were married in 1996, and shortly after this moved to North Carolina. In North Carolina, he felt the call to ministry again, and after attending a Via de Cristo weekend September 13 – 16, 2001 he gave in to the call and prepared for seminary. He moved his family to Pennsylvania and attended The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg where he graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2006. Since his ordination he has served a congregation in Northwestern Ohio Synod, the Southwestern Texas Synod and the East Central Synod of Wisconsin.

He is married to Krista, and they have 3 beautiful girls.

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