Rev. Richard Nelson resides in Fleetwood with his wife, Leanne and children, Rachel and Aaron. He is a 1981 graduate of Upsala College with a BA in Human Resources Management, and a 1985 graduate of the Lutheran Theological seminary in Philadelphia with a Master of Divinity degree. He began his ministry with Alsace in September of 1995 as the Associate Pastor, and was called as the sole Pastor in October of 2013.
Pastor Nelson’s responsibilities include: administrative duties of the congregation; provide pastoral counseling, crisis care and pastoral visitation; supervise and lead all worship services; provide leadership and programs in youth ministry; oversee Christian education of the church, including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Church Camp; instruct catechetical classes and Bible Break (a weekly Bible Study), and conduct pastoral acts of baptisms, weddings and funerals.