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Joel Howard

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Pastor Joel Howard joined the family at Grace in March of 2011. He has been married over 10 years to his wife, Delinah, and together they have six children: Megan, Melissa, Jessica, Rebekah, Hannah, and David. Pastor Howard is the son of Lutheran school teachers and has attended Lutheran schools through his education at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, from which he graduated with his Master's of Divinity in 2005. He is currently working on his Doctorate of the Ministry degree at Trinity in Deerfield, Illinois. He is also a 2001 alumnus of Concordia University Wisconsin.

Pastor Howard previously served as the Campus Pastor and as the head of Theology at Sheboygan Lutheran High School. His first call was as the Assistant Pastor of Youth and Confirmation at Immanuel Lutheran in Belvidere, Illinois, where he previously served as Vicar. In his free time, Pastor Howard enjoys watching NCAA wrestling, reading, watching movies, and spending time with his family. 



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