Rev. Dr. Gerard Bolling has been a team member at Bethlehem for 10 years with 7 of those years serving as Pastor. Pastor Bolling works in many ministry facets as he and Pastor Schmidtke steer the ministry of Bethlehem together.
He holds a BA in Theatre from Concordia University Chicago, an Mdiv from Concordia Seminary, and a Doctorate of Education (EdD) from Concordia University Wisconsin in Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement. His dissertation focused on Urban Leadership Development as it related to mentorship for Urban LCMS Pastors. In addition to serving as full-time Pastor at Bethlehem, Pastor Bolling also serves as full-time Professor of Leadership and Theology in the online modality at Concordia University Texas. He is a writer for Concordia Publishing House, and serves as a podcast host for Lutheran Hour Ministries in a show called “The (Im)partial Church” focusing on Race and Diversity (https://www.lhm.org/theimpartialchurch).
Pastor Bolling also adjuncts at various Lutheran universities. His wife Lorenda teaches Preschool at Word of Life Lutheran School where their son (Lincoln) attends school, and their daughter (Monroe) attends the Early Childcare Center for St. Lucas Lutheran. They reside in South St. Louis City.
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