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Rev. Paul D. Krentz was born in Susanville, California, September 27, 1959 but spent most of his youth in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Grade School in Ann Arbor and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1977. His Bachelor’s Degree was awarded to him the University of Michigan in the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1981.

He was employed for four years by the Burger Boat company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where he was a project manager in the design and building of custom-built aluminum yachts.

On September 29, 1984, he was united in marriage with Christina Garrison. The Lord has blessed them with three children Jonathan, Jordan, and Jennifer.

Pastor Krentz was awarded the Master of Divinity Degree by Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 1989. His vicarage was completed under the supervision of Pastor Wayne Brinkmann at St. John Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.

Prior to accepting the call to Holy Emmanuel, Pastor Krentz served as the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Beemer, NE from 1989-1998, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, MN from 1998-2019.


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Church Secretary and life long-member of Holy Emmanuel. Steve spent 23 years in the graphic arts field, first as a pressman and working his way into graphic design. Wanting a change, he was hired as Holy Emmanuel's secretary in 2010. He brings a creativeness to our office and his talents are not only in design, and administration but also in Music. Steve now updates our website.

When not at church you can find Steve cooking new things, spending time with his wife Amy or going on walks with the family dog Emily.