Pastor Judd Delancey came to serve at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in 2018. As an adult he fell in love with Jesus and the Lutheran church, and he loves to talk about God's gift of grace found in the cross and resurrection of Christ. Pastor Judd is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus Ohio where he and his family originate (Yes, he still roots for the Buckeyes, but we don't hold that against him). Before pursuing a call into ministry, he spent twenty years as a truck driver, delivering gasoline for Englefield Oil Co.
He and his wife of thirty years, Jessica, have three children, and three grandchildren which bring joy and laughter to their lives, along with a few grey hairs. As a family they enjoy fishing and all things water related, so the move to Michigan has been a blessing as they explore the beauty of God's creation in the Lakes Area.