Pastor Paul Biedenbender hails from Green Bay, Wisconsin, but don’t worry Denver, he got out without becoming a Packer Fan. Paul’s father was also a Pastor, and his work took the family all around the country, with the most significant amounts of time being spent in Glendale, Arizona and Detroit, Michigan.
Paul’s high school education at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan began to prepare him for what would be his life’s calling. After graduating high school, Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, and finally began his journey at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, where he graduated in 2005.
During Paul’s training for pastoral ministry, he had the opportunity to serve at a mission in Puerto Rico, where he learned Spanish. He was also a student assistant at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Milwaukee during this time, and he was able to continue his study and knowledge of the Spanish language and culture when he participated in the launch of the church’s Hispanic outreach program.
After Paul’s graduation from seminary and his pastoral ministry, he was sent to plant Christ Lutheran Church in Denver, while also serving at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Thornton.
In 2010, God brought Teresa Martinez and her daughter, Jazmine, into Christ Lutheran Church, and into Pastor Paul’s life in a very special way. In 2012, Paul and Teresa were married, and blessed with two wonderful girls, Jazmine and Camila.
Pastor Paul and his family currently live in the historic Cole neighborhood of Denver, and have become an integral part of the community they serve. Outside of his Christ Lutheran Church activities, Paul is involved with the Share Network which works to promote healthy eating and active living initiatives on our neighborhood.
An avid lover of all things sports, Paul also coaches a neighborhood soccer team. In his free time, you can find him at the recreation center taking on a game of racquetball, attempting a swim, or trying to improve his form and lung capacity on a rowing machine (all works in progress). If he’s not there, check the golf course.
My greatest passion is the ministry I get to be a part of at Christ Lutheran Church. I am privileged to be the primary preacher and teacher of God’s Word in our congregation. We make it a priority to have Bible study opportunities available for all ages. I am always available to counsel with God’s Word. I am happy to meet for a chat at local coffee shop or microbrewery. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions. ~ Pastor Paul Biedenbender