Rev. Erik Christensen was extraordinarily ordained and called to serve as pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square in October 2006. Prior to receiving the call at St. Luke’s, Erik served as the Director of East Coast Operations with StandUp For Kids, a national non-profit organization working with and for runaway and homeless youth.
Since taking the call to serve at St. Luke’s, the congregation has grown from a worshiping community of approximately ten to over fifty, and the community continues to grow. In 2009, Erik was elected Dean of the Central Conference of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod. In October 2010 Erik was received onto the roster of the ELCA.
A graduate of Macalester College (’95); Candler School of Theology, Emory University (’02); and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (’04), Pastor Erik brings a wide variety of interests and experience to his ministry with St. Luke’s. Since 2009 he has served as a mentor to a group of summer ministry interns through The Beatitudes Society, an ecumenical ministry organization fostering a new generation of Progressive Christian leaders in the church. Pastor Erik serves as Co-Chair on the Board of Directors of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries.