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Saturday, 22 May 2010 07:37

Pastor Greg Hovland is a native of the Minnesota/Wisconsin area. He was born in Ashland, Wisconsin on December 29, 1970 and spent his childhood in Duluth, Minnesota; Kasson, Minnesota; and Onalaska, Wisconsin. After graduating from Onalaska High School in 1989, he went to college at Concordia University Mequon, Wisconsin. He graduated in May 1993 with a major in theological languages and a minor in theology. Greg attended Concordia Seminary, St Louis and spent his vicarage year at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Niles, Michigan.

On April 6, 1997 Greg was ordained and installed as pastor of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amboy, Minnesota and St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Vernon Center, Minnesota. On March 10, 2002 he was installed as the pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in La Crescent, Minnesota. Greg was installed as Associate Pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 25, 2009.  He currently is the pastor at St John's Lutheran Church in Portage, Wisconsin.

Greg and his wife, Stephenie, met in high school while attending a circuit youth group event. During their high school years, they became friends as they spent time working together in Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ. In college they began dating and were married on June 6, 1992. Stephenie has a degree in elementary education and music. Greg and Stephenie have two daughters: Elisebeth and Katherine. Stephenie is developing her career in writing while teaching 6th grade homeroom and Language Arts at St John's Lutheran School.

Greg enjoys fishing and camping.  He attempts to golf from time to time. He is a licensed amateur radio operator and is active in local storm spotting. His amateur radio call sign is W9IKU.  His wife also has an amateur radio license: KD0DCJ.

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