Rev. Paul D. Krentz was born in Susanville, California, September 27, 1959 but spent most of his youth in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Grade School in Ann Arbor and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1977. His Bachelor’s Degree was awarded to him the University of Michigan in the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1981.
He was employed for four years by the Burger Boat company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where he was a project manager in the design and building of custom-built aluminum yachts.
On September 29, 1984, he was united in marriage with Christina Garrison. The Lord has blessed them with three children Jonathan (29), Jordan (27), and Jennifer (25).
Pastor Krentz was awarded the Master of Divinity Degree by Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 1989. His vicarage was completed under the supervision of Pastor Wayne Brinkmann at S. John Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.
Prior to accepting the call to Holy Emmanuel, Pastor Krentz served as the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Beemer, NE from 1989-1998, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, MN from 1998-2019.
Greetings in Christ!
My name is Brittany Arlow, and I am your new Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry!
Just a bit about me- I was born and raised in the great state of Alaska! With my childhood being spent outdoors, I grew to love activities such as; fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, camping, skiing, and snowmobiling. My family still lives up there most of the year, so I enjoy going back to visit when I can.
It’s always fun to hear from people who have visited Alaska before, so come and talk to me about it! I’d love to hear your stories.
I am so excited to be back in the Twin Cities area, and feel very blessed to be here. I went to college at Concordia University in St. Paul, and graduated in 2015. I loved going to school there, and had a great time getting involved in many activities!
Thank you so much to all of you so far for making me feel welcome at Holy Emmanuel! It’s been a huge blessing to be received with such love and joy! I look forward to getting to know you and serve alongside of you as I begin my ministry here!
Church Secretary and life long-member of Holy Emmanuel. Steve spent 23 years in the graphic arts field, first as a pressman and working his way into graphic design. Wanting a change, he was hired as Holy Emmanuel's secretary in 2010. He brings a creativeness to our office and his talents are not only in design, and administration but also in Music. Steve now updates our website and is Holy Emmanuel's Minister of Music. On Sunday mornings you can find him playing bass in the Praise Band.
When not at church you can find Steve cooking new things, spending time with his wife Amy or going on walks with the family dog Riley.