We welcome Pastor Ron Glusenkamp as our Guest Preacher on Sunday, September 8. He comes to thank Christ the King Lutheran Church for our large role in the ELCA’s successful Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA. The campaign, the conclusion of which was celebrated at the recent Churchwide Assembly, raised over $198 million. The campaign’s purpose was and is to establish a strong culture of stewardship allowing this church to boldly do God’s work in Jesus’ name throughout the world.
Ron is a graduate of Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana (BA in Greek) and also a graduate of Christ Seminary-Seminex (M. Div. Biblical Studies). He was ordained in 1981.
From 2006-2014 Ron served as Senior Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO and previously served at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City; Gethsemane Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO. Ron was the Vice President of Customer Relations for the ELCA Board of Pensions (now Portico), and was a guest Lutheran Preacher on Day 1 (formerly the Protestant Hour).
Ron has been married for 43 years to Sue Ann Glusenkamp, who is a clinical nurse educator at Porter Hospital in Denver, and together they have three adult children. In the summer of 2018, they biked from Copenhagen to Berlin. Most recently (August 2019) they hiked the last 115 km of the Camino de Santiago. In addition to being a book author, Ron is a bread baker and a pretzel maker. He likes “to raise dough” literally and figuratively! Ron is committed to the vision “that all may be fed.”