Gerad Von Holten

Gerad Von Holten

Education: Bachelor’s degree in music ministry from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, 2001

Work History: Have been in youth ministry professionally since 2002, and before that as a volunteer with my home church, First Lutheran in Ohio, IL, since high school.

Family: Wife, Cindy; Daughters, Claire and Kate

Home Church: I grew up in Walnut, and my home church is First Lutheran, Ohio, IL

What I like most about my position: Talking with people, young and old.

Favorite Bible Verse: Currently Phillipians 4:4-5, 8-9, “Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all  you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”

Parish Secretary
Sue Dirks