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Pastor Don Erickson has been a part of St. John Lutheran Church since December 2002.

He grew up near Kearney, Nebraska on a dairy farm, graduating from Kearney High School in 1978.  He attended Concordia College (now University) in Seward, Nebraska, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in education in 1982.

He and his wife, Jolene met at college and were married the summer of 1982.  They moved to St. Louis where he attended Concordia Seminary, graduating in 1986.  He was ordained into the office of the Holy Ministry on June 8, 1986 at his home congregation, Zion Lutheran in Kearney.

His first parish was St. Paul Lutheran Church, West Miltona Township and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Miltona, Minnesota where he served from July 1986 until April 1992.  He served Immanuel Lutheran Churches of Atkinson and Butte, Nebraska until October, 2002.  He was installed as pastor of St. John on December 1, 2002.