In this episode, Rev. Todd Kollbaum, director of Rural and Small Town Mission for the LCMS Office of National Mission, joins hosts Rev. Dr. Steve Schave, Director of LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore the differences and similarities between urban and rural church planting and what urban and rural cousins can learn from each other to strengthen the impact of their ministries.
About Rev. Todd Kollbaum: Pastor Todd Kollbaum was installed as Director of LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission on April 1, 2013. Prior to that call, he served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, MO since August of 2004. Pastor Kollbaum is a 2004 graduate of Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO and a 1990 graduate of Dana College in Blair, NE and is currently working on his PhD in Missiology at Concordia Theological Seminary Ft. Wayne.
Pastor has been happily married to Angela Kollbaum for nearly 29 years. They are blessed with five children, three of whom are now married. Zachary (Clarissa), Jordan (Stephanie) and Emily (Dylan), Ryan (a sophomore at Concordia University Nebraska) and Abigail (an eighth grader at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Concordia, MO)
The Kollbaums currently reside in Concordia, MO.
Cover image: Exterior of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lu Verne, Iowa, on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Iowa. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford
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The “Mission Field: USA – Church Planting” podcast series, provided by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, offers a theological background and best practices for launching new congregations and ministries within a Lutheran framework.