Pastor Jacobsen

Hello. I am Jesse Jacobsen, a 1998 graduate of Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary in Mankato, Minnesota, and a 1994 graduate of Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin. I served until 2005 in Madison, Wisconsin, as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, and began serving here in the Columbia Gorge in January, 2006.

My family and I have lived in The Dalles since 2006. Our youngest children were born here in 2011. We have home-schooled them from the start, but are now excited to help in the start-up of Columbia Lutheran School at Bethany in The Dalles. Christian education is very important to us. I was brought up in the public school system in two other states myself, not realizing until much later that public education is a compromise that intentionally leaves out the most important source of human knowledge and good character: God's Word. But most importantly, the Gospel message of Jesus Christ is the only way that we and our children can receive the eternal blessings of God's forgiveness and eternal life.

If I haven't met you yet, I would like to. Please get in touch through the Contact page of this web site.