CLB Presidential Candidates
The Council of Directors (COD) of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren (CLB) respectfully submits as nominees for the Office of President, Rev. Paul Larson and Rev. Jeffrey Seaver. The election will be held at the 2014 Biennial Convention.
The COD’s Presidential Search Committee prayerfully sought out candidates with outstanding records of leadership who would faithfully seek God’s will for the CLB, boldly cling to God’s Word, and humbly lead the CLB in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The COD feels strongly that both Pastor Larson and Pastor Seaver fit the criteria. The Council is grateful that Pastor Larson and Pastor Seaver have agreed to be nominated for this office.
Read short bios of the candidates below.
More information about them will be presented in the coming months.
REV. PAUL LARSON
Bethesda LB Church, Eau Claire, WI
I was born in Clearbrook, MN and raised in my faith at Elim LBC. After high school, I attended our CLB Bible College. I graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, where I served Yellowstone LBC as youth director. In 1988 I graduated from Lutheran Brethren Seminary with an M.Div. I was a church-planting pastor at Word of Life LBC in CO. I later served Calvary Community Church in CA. Currently, I am the CLB Council of Directors secretary. My wife Bee and our five children live in Eau Claire, WI, where I have been privileged to serve as senior pastor of Bethesda LBC for eleven years. The CLB has shaped my life; I am eager to see her part in the advance of God’s coming kingdom!
REV. JEFF SEAVER
Triumph LB Church, Moorhead, MN/West Fargo, ND
I was born in Minneapolis and baptized into Christ at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. God blessed me with parents who love me and raised me in a Gospel-centered home in LeSueur, MN. After graduation from Hillcrest Academy in Fergus Falls, MN (’75), I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University (’79), a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Brethren Seminary (’84), and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bethel Seminary (’03). My wife Kathie and I have four adult children, one son-in-law, and twin grandsons. We live in Moorhead, MN and have served Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church since 1984.