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nullRev. Craig D. Otto - Pastor Otto has served at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee's Summit since August of 2004.  He grew up in the Kansas City North area and attended Oak Park High School.  He received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Mizzou, then worked four years at Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis.  He completed his Master of Divinity degree at Concordia Seminary, then served as Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, Missouri from 1995-2004.  Craig and his wife Becky have two children, Emma and Vincent.

He enjoys photography, oil painting, hiking, running, biking on trails, reading, baseball and family time.  He studies Scripture daily and loves the challenge of learning.  He says he went into ministry to serve others, to be a daily follower of Jesus, and to point the way for others to know the Lord.

His confirmation verse: "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes, first for the Jew and then for the Gentile," Romans 1:16.

You may email Pastor Otto at: otto@gracefaithlove.org