Our Pastor

Pastor Rick & Bambi Tuttle
Pastor Rick Tuttle & Bambi

Pastor Rick Tuttle is a 1997 graduate of  Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in MequonWI where he obtained a Masters of Divinity.

In January of 2004, the Lord called Pastor Tuttle to serve St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of RenvilleMinnesota. He also serves as Chairman for the Jail Ministry Training Team (a part of Special Ministries) for the WELS. Additionally, he was asked this past year to serve on the MN Help Team, a crisis team that helps those who are leaving ministry in the WELS in our district.

For the last several years, Pastor Tuttle has had the opportunity to lead Christians to the Holy Land. His tours have focused on Israel but he is now planning a trip to Malawi, Africa in 2017 and to Germany in 2018.

He has also had the opportunity to serve as the Tech Committee Chairman for the Wartburg Project, producing their website (wartburgproject.org) and advising on other web related issues through his web presence MinnWebHosting.com

In 2015, Pastor Tuttle completed the course and testing to become an NREMT (Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician) in MN and currently serves as a volunteer EMT on the Renville Ambulance Service.
Pastor Tuttle enjoys fishing, collecting rare books, and riding his Harley.
 
His wife Bambi has a great love for missions and the work of the Lutheran Womens Missionary Society (LWMS). Bambi also serves wherever needed at St. John's and is actively involved in much of the ministry of her congregation. She also works outside the home for Rembrandt Enterprises, enjoys cross-stitching and visiting with friends.

Pastor Tuttle