Assistant to the Bishop for Latino Ministry Strategy
Pastor Justin Eller served First Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska as their Associate Pastor for four years. His ministry focused on lifelong learning, intergenerational and family education, and equipping members to be disciples in the world. Before Nebraska, Pastor Justin served as the ELCA´s Regional Representative in South America serving as liaison between the ELCA and her companion churches in Argentina-Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. His ministry in that region centered around accompaniment and interculturality as church models and theologies. Additionally, he facilitated the planning, monitoring, and evaluating of region projects supported by ELCA World Hunger. His first call as a pastor was with the Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church as a Pastoral Educator in the areas of Lutheran confessions, pastoral identity, liturgy, and contextual Lutheran identity with pastors, women, and youth. He earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University and his M.Div from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Pastor Justin is married to Kari and together they have one son in fourth grade.