Pastor Lowell Michelson has been talking to people about Jesus all of his life, but has been professionally telling God’s story for twenty plus years. As a “P.K.” (pastor’s kid), Lowell spent his childhood hanging out in the back pews of churches in Northeastern Ohio, where he grew up. He received an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH).
After serving as a youth director in St. Paul, MN and a traveling musician across the U.S. and Germany, he packed up his drumsticks and followed God’s call to be a pastor. Lowell continued his studies at Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Columbus, OH). His pastoral education included ministry with Lutheran Campus Ministry at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) and Resurrection Lutheran Church (Portland, OR).
Lowell came to Lord of Life after serving with the good folks of Reformation Lutheran Church (Wichita, KS) and St. Paul Lutheran Church (Davenport, IA). While in Davenport, Lowell was blessed to be a part of the Transition into Ministry pastoral residency program, sponsored by the prestigious Lilly Endowment.
Lowell still finds time to play music. He and his wife Tera are parents to three kiddos. Together, they explore parks, used book and music stores, and restaurants with hot sauce on the table.