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Barry Fritts Lutheran Pastor

Rev. Barry Fritts

Educational Background:



Luther Seminary, Saint Paul MN

MDiv Master of Divinity



Spiritual Care Department

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Clinical Pastoral Education - summer chaplaincy



United States Army Intelligence Center,

Ft Huachuca, AZ

Trained in counterintelligence investigation techniques; computer, information, personnel, and physical security activities; special operations.


Defense Language Institute,

Presidio of Monterey, CA

Graduate of 47 week Russian Language Course



Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

B.A. Business Administration, Minor in German



Lake Washington High School, Kirkland WA



July 2014 to Present

Living Word Lutheran Church

1300 W. Hillcrest Dr. Seward, NE 68434

Solo Pastor in Eastern Nebraska


March 2010 to February 2012

Plentywood Lutheran Parish

318 E 1st Avenue Plentywood, MT 59254

Solo Pastor of three congregations in Northeastern Montana. 


August 2007 – March 2010

St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

24 Church Road Friedensburg, PA 17933

Solo Pastor in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 


August 2005 – August 2006

Scobey Lutheran Church

202 Timmons St. Scobey, MT 59263

Seminary Internship

Ministry Gifts:


  • Theologically Confessional

  • Liturgically Versatile

  • Personal Leadership

  • Creative Strategies


    I subscribe to the Book of Concord because it is faithful to the Scriptures. I have designed liturgies to meet the needs of congregations I have served. I am comfortable using a wide variety of liturgies from LBW and WOV, including other sung liturgies such as Holden Evening Prayer, Joyous Light, Now The Feast, and Celebration. I honor both traditional hymnody and the inclusion of theologically sound modern hymnody that correctly preaches the Christian faith. I conduct myself in an emotionally mature manner and demonstrate a high ethical standard. I strive for transparency in communication and provide creative solutions that respond to real needs.

Boeing Employment History:                                               


February 2012 – July 2014                                                          

August 1996 – August 2003                                                        

July 1988 – October 1994                                                             

Supply Chain Management                                                        

Seattle, WA                                                                                        


Military Service History:


April 1992-April 2000

97b Counterintelligence Agent,

Russian/German Linguist

Camp Murray, WA

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