THE REV. DR. JAMES D. KEGEL has served as pastor of Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Fargo, North Dakota; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Baroda, Michigan; and Edison Park Lutheran Church, Chicago. He also worked at the churchwide offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Chicago.

He is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota; Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota; and has a Th.M. and a Th.D/Ph.D from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with the University of Chicago in Church History . He has published sermons with “Word in Season” and Ministers Annual. He currently preaches on the radio and has had a radio and television ministry in Minnesota and Chicago.