Pastor and MonicaPastor Brian Pape grew up in Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL in 1986. Following God’s call he graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1999. Prior to becoming an ordained Pastor, he served as a Lutheran Elementary School Teacher, Athletic Director, and Youth Director.

From 1999-2005 he served as Associate Pastor and acting Senior at Bethel Lutheran in Morton, IL. Since that time, he has been the Pastor at Friendship Lutheran Church of JOY in Champaign, IL.

His other pastoral service includes Lutheran for Life, Local Ministerial Association, Prepare and Enrich Certified Marriage Counseling, Stephen Ministry Program and Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI).

Pastor Brian Pape and his wife Monica have been blessed with five children and three grandchildren.

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