Pastor Profile: Bob Gehrke


Pastor Bob Gehrke

Senior Pastor

651-429-4293 ext. 103       

Pastor Gehrke was born in Duluth, MN on July 23, 1956.


  • Served at Prince of Peace Lutheran in New Buffalo, MI for 3 years.
  • Served at Zion Lutheran in Mora for nearly 17 years.
  • Began serving as Senior Pastor here at SST on June 9, 2002.
  • Has been an adjunct instructor for Concordia University in St. Paul, MN teaching the religion and ethics modules for the BA and MA degrees for the last several years. He enjoys teaching the classes, but truly loves the pastoral ministry.
  • Is serving as the 1st Vice President of the Minnesota South District.


  • Graduated from Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights in 1974.
  • Attended Concordia University in St. Paul studying to be a pastor.
  • Graduated in February of 1978 with a BA, majoring in history and minoring in the classical languages.
  • Attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
  • Graduated in May of 1982 with a Master of Divinity degree.
  • Graduated in May of 2015 with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


  • Married to wife, Lynn, Associate Professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
  • Oldest son, Seth, is married to Emily and lives in Cypress, TX, with two sons, William and August.
  • Youngest son, Aaron is married to Abby and lives in Hancock, Upper Michigan, with daughter Hazel and son Max.