About

John Stiles is a pastor serving First Lutheran Church in Brainerd, MN. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, John received his BA in Elementary Education from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD and his Masters of Divinty from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Over the past 30 years, John has served churches in Sioux Falls, Fairmont, Mankato, New Brighton and Oakdale before moving to the Brainerd Lakes Area in 2013.

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2 Comments on “About”

  1. bluejeremiah Says:

    Bluejeremiah is John Stiles, an ELCA Lutheran pastor from Brainerd, MN. In the Bible, Jeremiah had the blues; but that didn’t stop him from living out his calling as God’s messenger. This is a place to interact with ideas, art, videos, poetry, theology, or whatever else is on your mind. I’ll leave occasional posts and hope you will too!

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  2. […] the fall of 2011 twin tragedies struck the town of Oakdale, Minnesota where I live and work as a Lutheran pastor. Two murder-suicides, involving children from the same school occurred just two weeks […]

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