Pastor Josh finished his studies in May of 2013 at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since then, Josh and his wife, Rachel, have returned to their native Nebraska so he could begin his pastoral ministry at Augustana. Previous to serving here in Genoa, Josh worked as a youth minister both in Nebraska and Minnesota.
The goal of Pastor Josh's ministry is to make the forgiveness and new creation that comes from Jesus known in people's daily lives. “Our life of faith does not end the moment we step out of the church door,” Josh says, “everything we do is a part of our life of faith.”
When he is not preaching, writing, or visiting people, Pastor Josh can often be found out for a walk with his family. He also enjoys cooking, listening to music, and (weather permitting) riding his bicycle or digging in his vegetable garden.
Secretary Sally Konz
Sally was hired as Augustana's Secretary in November 2015. She serves the congregation by creating and distributing the bulletins and the newsletter. In addition to serving Augustana, she works at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward and is a member of the Genoa Rescue Squad.
Sally has lived in the area her whole life, graduating from Monroe High School. In her free time she enjoys gardening and reading. She has one adult daughter, Lori Jaixen, in Lincoln.