Greetings and Introduction from Pastor CJ Valenti


It is with joy and excitement that I am joining the community at Zion as your new pastor on May 1st! This is my third call. Previously, I was the pastor at Salem Lutheran in Dalbo, MN from 2014-2018. My first call was at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN. I have a MDIV from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and a BSW from Capital University. I am passionate about being outside, working for justice and sharing God’s love. I am married to Mike and we have three ridiculous pets- Sammie, Robi and Bruce.  I welcome challenging questions about faith and life and hope you leave worship each Sunday knowing you are a loved, forgiven, beloved child of God.