Pastor Brooks began serving at Grace Lutheran Church & Preschool in February of 2014. Before coming to Caldwell he served Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron, South Dakota, Bethesda Lutheran Church in Hot Springs, South Dakota and Grace Lutheran Church & School in Sandy, Utah.
Pastor Brooks and his wife Janet have been married since 1986 and have three sons: Stephen, Paul and Lucas. They met while attending Concordia College in Portland, Oregon. Prior to entering the ministry, Pastor Brooks served four years in the Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College, Portland, Oregon (1984) and a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (1988). Janet holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Portland, Portland, Oregon (1986) and is the Infection Preventionist at West Valley Hospital.
Pastor Brooks enjoys many outdoor activities such as yardwork, hunting, fishing, camping and will even dust off the golf clubs now and again. Janet loves to get outdoors to hike and camp as well as care for her home. Her other hobbies include sewing and needlework.
“Janet and I are grateful for the opportunity to serve God here in Caldwell. We find great joy in being in this community and sharing the incredible message of Christ’s love in such a wonderful setting. If you are ever in Caldwell, please worship with us. We would love to meet you and begin a relationship that, by God’s grace, will extend into eternity.”