A new pastor has joined Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry (NeLCM)! Pastor Jim “PJ” Holthus officially begins tomorrow as Campus Ministry Coordinator and Campus Pastor for metro-Omaha. PJ also serves part-time as the interim pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in north Omaha.
Over the past several weeks, Pastor Holthus has been working with Pastor Mike Ostrom to meet with student leaders, campus representatives and local pastors. He also joined current students for a welcome back barbeque and is hosting students for a weekly Bible study. Ostrom is taking a new call in campus ministry at Oregon State University.
Holthus has served over 20 years as a Lutheran Campus Pastor, both at UW-Oshkosh and at Bemidji State University in northern MN. He will work with student peer ministers in Omaha to provide campus ministry programming, service opportunities, community building and pastoral care. In addition, he will continue to build partnerships with local congregations in support of our collective mission in Christ.
NeLCM is blessed to have Pastor PJ Holthus join us in inviting people in academic settings more deeply into Jesus Christ and the community that bears His name, so that they may discover and fulfill their calling as disciples. Welcome, PJ!