Keith Walka, Interim Pastor

I am excited to start serving as interim associate pastor.  My wife, Michelle, is an artist and Deacon in the ELCA.  We recently moved to Moorhead and have enjoyed biking around to see the neighborhood.  We grew up in the area around Tampa, FL and found our way up north when going to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.  

I have ministered at multi-point parishes in Rollag, MN as an intern pastor and in Mayville, ND as lead pastor.  I appreciate making connections with faith and daily life when outdoors gardening, playing golf, taking walks, etc.  I also enjoy time in the kitchen, making paper crafts, playing a little guitar, and working on Sudoku puzzles.  During this time of transition, my prayer is that God’s grace will guide us while ministering together, so that all may know The Good Shepherd and have abundant life in His name. 

Favorite Bible Passage:  Matthew 14:22-36  I have experienced the saving grace of Jesus as I have taken steps out of my comfort zone with bold faith to do things I didn’t think I could do.

Fun Fact:  I spent a year in Edinburgh, Scotland through the ELCA program Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) working with men seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.