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After being a chiropractor for 30 years, Doug was led to answer God’s call into the public ministry. He now serves as the pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Anza. He is also serving as the Visitation Pastor here at Grace. Doug feels blessed for the opportunity to visit and build friendships with so many people as he shares the love of Jesus with them.

Doug is grateful for the blessing of a wonderful family – his wife, Earlene, and sons Chris, Principal and Executive Director at Topeka Lutheran School in Topeka, Kansas, and his wife Sue have given Doug and Earlene two precious grandsons, Ben and Sam. Brian, a pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, Nebraska, and his wife Tami enjoy serving their church and community. In his free time, Doug enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching sports.