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SJ-01 Instructor - About Scott Jacob

The Reverend Scott A. Jacob has served as pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for thirty-four years. He has been called to congregations in Florida and Minnesota. He also has served as an Assistant to the Bishop in Northeastern Minnesota and during that time also served as a Stewardship Specialist and Director for Evangelical Mission. In his work, Pastor Jacob has developed a passion for working with congregations growing in Discipleship Practices, Faith Development, Visioning and Stewardship. He serves as Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Two Harbors, MN. He also is the Instructor for “Journey to Generosity”, a program of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center designed to help congregations grow in their stewardship ministry by gathering with a cohort of 5-8 congregations, learning together in four workshops over a year. He currently is a member of the Design Team for the Center’s “Generosity Next” annual event.  Pastor Jacob is also a Program Director with The James Company, consulting with congregations in Capital Campaigns and Stewardship Ministry.

Scott received his B.A. degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with majors in Religion and Psychology/Physical Education.  He has a Masters of Divinity from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul.

He holds the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising, is a NOAA Skywarn Weather Spotter and a Certified Wine Professional.  Scott has been an Instructor at Rainy River Community College in International Falls, MN teaching three Ethics courses. He was the principle writer on the team that produced “Make It Simple” an annual stewardship campaign for the ELCA. Scott enjoys college hockey, fishing, golf and spending time at Walt Disney World.

Scott is married to Marybeth and they have two adult children.