Pastor Matt Ruesch has served as pastor of Our Redeemer since November 2017, when he came to Kingsford after three years of serving as a church planter for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Pastor Ruesch is a native of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area and a son of the congregation. He attended Kingsford High School (1996) and then received his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University Wisconsin (2000) and a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2005). He has served parishes in Garrison, Minnesota (Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church) and Bear Creek, Wisconsin (Grace & Trinity Lutheran Churches).
Pastor is married to Heather, a youth ministry author and speaker originally from Florence, WI, and they have three children: Isabella (a sophomore at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay), Paul (a junior at Kingsford High School) and Sofia (a seventh grader at Kingsford Middle School). The Ruesches reside in Kingsford and enjoy time together as a family and with their boxer: Rosco, and two cats: Marley and Charlie.
To read more from Pastor Ruesch, visit his blog at 906Lutheran.com.
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