New Life Lutheran Church Staff

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Jeff Gross, B.A., M.Div.

My name is Jeff Gross and I am proud to be the pastor at New Life Lutheran Church in lovely Sarasota, Florida. I was born, baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, Minnesota. I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1990 and Luther/Northwestern Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1994. I was ordained the summer after my graduation in my home congregation and served as a pastor for 2 years in Arthur and Hunter, North Dakota. In 1996 I moved to Florida and served in Venice, Lakewood Ranch, Deerfield Beach, Lakeland and now New Life Lutheran Church in lovely Sarasota, Florida.

My lovely wife Victoria and I have been married for 27 years and we have two wonderful children, now adults, Rachel and Nathan. My family is the joy of my life.

I love serving New Life Lutheran Church. I love the people I serve and I am inspired by the love and faith of the people at New Life. New Life is a very active congregation and we just celebrated our 10 year anniversary. I hope you have a chance to visit us. May God Bless you.

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Pastor Jeff Gross

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