Elders Retreat Presenter
February 4, 2017
Concordia University, St Paul, MN
The Rev. Rolf Preus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT spoke at the Elders Retreat, Concordia University-St. Paul on Saturday, February 4th. Hosanna Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN, St Paul Lutheran Church, Bertha, MN, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jasper, MN, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pipestone, MN, and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Paul sponsored the retreat.
Biography: Pastor Rolf David Preus grew up on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, the fourth of ten children, where his father, Dr. Robert David Preus, taught for many years. Pastor Preus graduated from Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975 and from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1979. He was ordained on July 1, 1979, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Clear Lake, Minnesota. He served Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake (1979-1982), First Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, Minnesota (1982-1989), St. John’s Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin (1989-1997), River Heights Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, Minnesota (1997-2006), and First American Lutheran Church in Mayville, North Dakota and Grace Lutheran Church in Crookston, Minnesota from (2006-2015). On February 15, 2015 he was installed as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sidney, Montana and St. John Lutheran Church, Fairview, Montana. Pastor Preus received his Master of Sacred Theology degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1987. His thesis topic was, “An Evaluation of Lutheran/Roman Catholic Conversations on Justiﬁcation.” Pastor Preus has taught courses in theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Concordia University Wisconsin, and St. Sophia Lutheran Theological Seminary in Ternopil, Ukraine. Rev Preus has eight sons who are pastors in the LCMS. God has blessed Pastor and Mrs. Preus with thirty-six grandchildren so far. Three of his brothers and two of his brothers-in-law have served as pastors in the LCMS.