PASTOR AND STAFF
Pastor: Rev. Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy was born and raised in Eastern Ontario. After graduating high school, he moved to Iowa to pursue a career in instrument repair. While in Iowa, he got involved in a Lutheran Brethren Church where he and his wife came to know and trust Jesus Christ. His passion for studying and teaching the bible grew to the point where he felt God’s distinct calling for him to enter into the ministry. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Faith Evangelical Seminary and then went on to complete his Master of Divinity degree at the Lutheran Brethren Seminary in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Upon receiving a call to the Lutheran Brethren Church of Nampa, Jeremy prayerfully and gratefully accepted the position. Jeremy’s wife is Shannon, a native of Eastern Iowa, and they have one daughter, Anora. He enjoys tinkering with all things mechanical, outdoor activities, and quiet time with his family. Most of all, he loves God’s Word and the saving faith it creates in those who are lost.
Youth Director: Greg Kollmann
Hello, my name is Greg Kollmann. I have lived in Nampa my whole life, and had the privilege to attend this church during that time. I am married, and have two wonderful kids. I have a certificate of biblical studies from a small bible school that used to be in Fergus Falls Minnesota. I served as a camp counselor for two summers at Inspiration Point Bible Camp, in MN. I have an associates degree in elementary education but have not completed my my four year degree at this time. In addition to serving this church I also enjoy working for a lawn service company. I have known the Lord as my savior since I was a small boy, but made a conscious decision to give my life to Jesus Christ when I was about 16 years old. With God's help I am motivated to teach the bible as God's inspired word, and to continue to grow in my knowledge of His Holy Word. I am blessed with the opportunity to preach a handful of times a year and work with some of the best teens a person could ever know.
Gary was born and raised on a farm in North Dakota. He grew up in a Christian home and was confirmed in a Wisconsin Synod Lutheran Church. He graduated from Bismarck High School in 1963 and moved to Nampa the same year. Gary attended Northwest Nazarene College on a baseball scholarship his freshman year. Living at home with limited funds he knew to complete college he would have to follow the baseball scholarship money. It came from Bismarck Junior College, and then from the University of Wyoming. He was blessed with a wife (Marge) and no school loans upon graduating from University of Wyoming. Marge grew up in a Presbyterian Church in Bryan, Ohio. They needed to find a common church body and were invited to attend the Nampa Lutheran Brethren Church. Gary was asked to play on the church basketball team - church became family and Jesus Christ’s assurance of salvation became personal for the first time. Gary has been on the elder board for many years. Gary and Marge have three children, Greg, Chris, and Alysson. They have been blessed with five grandchildren. A parent’s greatest joy is to know that their children, spouses, and grandkids are growing up to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Chairman of Congregation: Jeff Kleveland
Jeff grew up in Iowa where his family was active at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in rural Joice, IA. He was raised in a loving Christian home and came to know the Lord at an early age. During his college years he took a year to attend the Lutheran Brethren Bible School program where he met his future wife, Lynn. Jeff followed Lynn back to her home in Nampa, Idaho after they were married in 1994. Lynn and her family have been active members of Nampa Lutheran Brethren since childhood. In fact, Lynn’s grandpa, Leonard, was one of the founding members of Nampa Lutheran Brethren. Jeff and Lynn have four children, Erin, Greta, Liesl, and Kade. Jeff has been an elder since 2000 and frequently teaches Sunday School, organizes the annual Men’s Retreat, and occasionally fills the pulpit. He is employed locally as an accountant and enjoys vacationing with his family and outdoor activities such as skiing and golf. Jeff is thankful that the truth of God’s Word is loved and taught at our church as we work together to train and equip believers while reaching lost souls for Christ.
Dan is originally from Breckenridge, Minnesota. He grew up a Christian in a Christ-centered home with his Dad, Mom, 2 brothers and their dog Max. They attended Inspiration LB Church in Wahpeton, ND (now Breckenridge). He went to college in Morris and Minneapolis, MN, before marrying his wonderful wife Terri and moving to Idaho in 1993. He and Terri first came to Nampa LB in the fall of 1993. One interesting fact is that Dan spent a night in Nampa LB church in 1989 with his youth group which was passing through on their way to a convention in California. He has six kids, Andy, Julia, Elisa, Peter, Luke and Ben. Dan feels that children are truly a blessing from the Lord. He works as an engineer and enjoys camping, traveling and playing board games with family and friends. He loves the church here and is thankful for the extended church family that we have here in Nampa. Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say Rejoice!"