Pastor James Preus grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is the son of a Lutheran Pastor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Minnesota in Morris and his Masters of Divinity at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. On July 12, 2015 Pastor Preus was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry and installed as pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ottumwa, Iowa. If you would like to listen to the sermon preached at Pastor Preus' ordination by his father Pastor Rolf Preus, click here.
Pastor Preus is married to Theresa Preus. Together they have four children, daughter Clara (born 2014) and son Thomas (born 2016), daughter Emily (born 2018) and son Stephen (born 2019). Preus and his family are very happy to serve the people of Trinity Lutheran and to be part of the Ottumwa community.
Pastor Preus enjoys reading and discussing theology, singing, and spending time with his wife and children.
You can read or listen to Pastor Preus' sermons online here.
Pastor Preus and Family
Pastor, Theresa, and Clara Preus on the Ordination Day, July 12, 2015.
If you have any questions concerning what we believe, teach, and confess at Trinity, please contact Pastor Preus. He would be happy to speak with you.