Our Pastor

My name is Josh Hanson and I'm Christ Lutheran Church's pastor. Every week I have the opportunity to share God's Word with his people, visit the sick, and encourage everyone I can with the Gospel. 
     I'm not sure I would be considered a "normal" pastor. I hate sitting behind a desk. I never even thought I would be a pastor - in fact I studied to be an engineer and spent 10 years as a finish carpenter/cabinet maker. It was only after I was encouraged to give the ministry a try that I thought, "Let's see how far this goes." After four years of pre-seminary training at Martin Luther College I took a year off and worked as a missionary assistant in Dourados, Brazil. Four more years of study at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and I was sent to Grace Lutheran Church in Casa Grande, Arizona. I served there for four years before accepting the call to Lodi.
     Since starting studies to be a pastor, I married my best friend, and have enjoyed raising our four children. When I'm not sitting behind a desk, I'll be in the garden or the garage. Stop by anytime. 
Pastor Josh Hanson