Eric Voelker serves as a Campus Pastor at Hope Johnston-Grimes. Eric has a big heart for Christian discipleship, caring for those in need, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Prior to joining the Hope Johnston-Grimes staff, Pastor Eric served as Teaching Pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope, where he led Hope’s ministry to men in the community. Eric is a former middle school teacher and coach, and firefighter.
Eric graduated from Iowa State University, where he was a 3-time All-American and 2-time national champion wrestler. A lifelong Lutheran, Eric graduated from Bethel Seminary and is an ordained pastor in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).
Outside of his work in the church, Eric’s interests include spending time with his wife and daughters, hiking, fishing, movies, theology and politics.
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