Pastor Jen Andreas was called to serve the Lord of Life congregation and led her first worship service as our new pastor in October 2009. She is also campus pastor for Lutheran Campus Ministry, a ministry serving Iowa State University students and the ISU community. Pastor Jen formerly led a congregation in the Cedar Rapids area.
Pastor Jen has led congregations such as St. John Lutheran Church in Olin, Iowa; Redeemer Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake, Minnesota; and Trinity Lutheran Parish in Glenburn and Goodrich-Hurdsfield Lutheran Parish, both in North Dakota.
Pastor Jen’s husband, John Albertson, is a pastor in Marion, Iowa, and her son, Leif Albertson is a student at Iowa State University.
Pastor Jen grew up in Montevideo, Minnesota where she graduated from high school in 1983. She graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa in 1987 with majors in psychology and religion, and a minor in Greek. While there, she played clarinet in the Luther College Concert Band. While attending Wartburg Theological seminary she spent one month doing ministry in Appalachia, spent one summer doing Clinical Pastoral Education at the state hospital in Jamestown, North Dakota and did her 12-month internship in Brenham, Texas. Pastor Jen graduated from Wartburg Seminary in 1991 with a Masters of Divinity.