Rev. Dr. Charles Westby
Pastor Westby was born in Campinas, Brazil to missionary parents. He lived the greatest portion of his youth in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota, with some time in Wisconsin, California, and Washington state along the way.
While finishing his B.A. degree in the Seattle area, he met his wife-to-be, Tawnya. They were married in July 1987.
Pastor's education includes a B.A. in Philosophy (University of Washington), an M.Div (Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, MN), coursework completed for a Master of Theology (Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN), a Juris Doctorate, JD, (University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS) and a PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO).