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Pastor Kirk Thorson

Living Word Senior Pastor

Kirk began serving as pastor at Living Word on Sunday June 7th, 2015. Prior to serving Living Word, Kirk served Living Faith Free Lutheran Church in Larimore, ND and Middle Grove Lutheran Church rural Mekinock, ND for 7 ½ years. He and his wife, Jenn, have 4 children: Will 9, Leah 6, Jude 4 and Lydia 1.

Kirk grew up attending a Free Lutheran Congregation – Helmar Lutheran Church in rural Newark, Illinois. After high school he attended North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and received a degree in accounting. With a full time job waiting for him after graduation, Kirk felt God calling him to attend the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Minneapolis. It was there that he met his future wife Jenn and felt called to enter seminary. After serving a one year internship at Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Minot, ND Kirk began serving Living Faith Free Lutheran and Middle Grove Lutheran Church in eastern North Dakota. He has been active in leadership in the Eastern North Dakota District of AFLC Pastors, District Pre-Teen Bible Camp, led monthly Sunday afternoon worship services at the local nursing home and participated in a radio broadcast that aired in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Pastor Kirk loves encouraging people through the teaching of God’s Word. He and his family are looking forward to serving the congregation at Living Word and getting to know the community and surrounding areas of Sioux Falls.

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Worship: Sundays at 9:00 AM | Christian Education: 10:30 AM