Pastor Lorfeld grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he graduated from N.E.W. (Northeastern Wisconsin) Lutheran High School. He then attended The Concordia University – Wisconsin, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Marketing. While in college he was active in several campus organizations including Youth Ministry, Student Government, and the campus radio station WCUW where he was a radio host and station manager. Upon graduation, he worked at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in their Home Office under various titles in the IT department supporting the Financial Associates with their technology needs. In 2005 he began his studies to become a pastor at Concordia Seminary – St. Louis and graduated in 2009. Among his academic interests was American Lutheran History, Liturgics, and Catechesis. Pastor was ordained into the Office of Holy Ministry and installed as pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, La Crescent, MN on June 14, 2009 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Winona. In his free time, Pastor enjoys bicycling, cooking, watching movies, and zymurgy (the science of brewing beer).
On October 21, 2012 Pastor married Heidi (nee Sallach). They have one son, Ezekiel who is 2 and another son expected to be born July 2015.