Pastor Tom Jeske has served Living Hope for 20 years. He, his wife Liz (a soil science faculty member at Nebraska-Lincoln), and their four children have lived in Omaha since 1995. Prior to the Nebraska years, Pastor Jeske served Abiding Word, Highlands Ranch, Colorado from 1986-1995. He began his public ministry as a Tutor at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw from 1984-1986.
Pastor Jeske has a very busy schedule: weekly worship services at Living Hope, services at Peace Lutheran in Shenandoah, Iowa; Bible studies with adults, teens and new members; hospital visits, nursing home services, and visits with shut-ins; and he is actively involved with OPL’s children, parents, and teachers. He is also involved at the district and national levels of our synod. He is a learned Bible scholar and continues taking courses to increase his knowledge and understanding of the Holy Scriptures.
When Pastor Jeske stands in front of us on a Sunday morning and presents a Bible based sermon, remember that he is not a hired employee of Living Hope, but rather he was called by Christ through the church to serve here as Pastor. Has his family time ever been cut short? Has he missed a meal or a special family event because of his commitment to serving the Lord? Definitely. However, his dedication to his calling stirs him to do more so that more people will hear about Jesus’ sacrifice for us and the love of our Heavenly Father.
We thank the Lord for allowing Living Hope to be blessed by Pastor Jeske for so many years. Please keep him and his family in your daily prayers, and pray that the Holy Spirit will stir the members of Living Hope to put into practice what we have learned from him.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9) And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)