Reverend Jared Eggebraaten is Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois; a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. He received his B.A. from Concordia University Irvine, California where he studied English, theology, and surfing. He did his pastoral training at Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri where he received a M.Div. degree (Master of Divinity) in 2006. He was ordained into the Holy Ministry at his home congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Goleta, California and was soon after called to serve Zion in Naperville. Pastor Eggebraaten enjoys presiding in worship, preaching, teaching and visiting those in need. He has recently become active with Faith, Hope, & Peace Ministries whose mission is “Bringing the Church to the unwillingly absent in residential care facilities.”
Pastor Eggebraaten met his lovely bride Michelle (Schulz) while she was attending the University of California, Santa Barbara; they were married in 2001. Pastor and Michelle are blessed to have four children from ages 12 to 3. In addition to her prmary vocations of being a wife and mom, Michelle works part-time out of the home for FM Global, specializing in loss prevention and customer services.
When Pastor Eggebraaten isn’t busy with church work, he spends time playing with the family, working on DIY projects around the house, and trying his hands at woodworking.
From the Pastor
"I look forward to meeting you in person. Please be in touch anytime, I'd love to share with you what is happening at Zion, or to answer any questions you may have about the church or Lutheran-Christianity in general. Most of all I would enjoy worshiping with you Sunday morning where together we may receive the delivered-gifts and fruits of Christ’s cross and resurrection in Word and Sacraments. God's peace be with you."
Rev. Jared Eggebraaten