Pastor Jay Carlson

Pastor Jay Carlson was ordained in the ELCA in 2004 and served congregations in Indiana and the Twin Cities before coming to Holy Cross in 2023.

He recently spent a few years in New Zealand where he enjoyed working with the Anglican Church and learning about its cultural diversity. Pastor Jay now lives in south Minneapolis with his spouse (Kristen), two children (Bea and Malena), dog (Milo), and two cats (Tahi and Rua).

In his spare time, he enjoys running or biking along Minnehaha Creek, playing drums, and adventuring outdoors with his family.

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Pastor Jay Carlson, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
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