Pastor Christopher Kruschel was the original church planter for Living Savior Lutheran. He arrived in the greater Brandon area in July of 1991.
Before Living Savior, he had served as a tutor for two years at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan, where he taught freshmen Religion. He then served at Beautiful Savior Lutheran, a church he helped plant in Petoskey, Michigan.
He and his wife, Linda, have one adult daughter, Holly (married to Kevin) and two precious grandchildren in Wisconsin.
Chris and Linda enjoy the unique, natural beauty of the Tampa Bay Region, while Linda has become an avid photographer and bird watcher. They love to travel and look forward to the time they spend with their family.
Pastor Kruschel, who has more than 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin and a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon Wisconsin.