In the latter part of 1996, Bishop Howie Wennes and Pastor Paul Halvorson, Mission Director, of the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, approached Pastor Tim Selbo.
They said that it was time for the ELCA to develop a new congregation in the Pinnacle Peak area of Scottsdale, and asked Pastor Selbo to consider the possibility of becoming the developing pastor.
After much deliberation, prayer, and conversation, Pastor Selbo
accepted the Call from the ELCA to be pastor/developer of this north Scottsdale mission.
In May of 1997, Pastor Selbo resigned his position as pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Phoenix and began as developer.
PASTOR TIMOTHY SELBO OUR MISSION FOUNDER AND FORMER PASTOR AT LIVING WATER LUTHERAN
Pastor Tim Selbo grew up in San Jose, California.
He ventured to the Midwest for his college and seminary education, graduating from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a degree in English Literature; and from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a Master's of Divinity degree.
Ordained in 1990, Pastor Tim served as Pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran in Santa Rosa, California (1990-1993), and Prince of Peace Lutheran in Phoenix (1993-1997).
Since 1997 Pastor Tim served at Living Water, first as Mission Developer, and currently ios Sr.
Pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
wife Lorrie have two teen-aged children, Sarah and Ben.
hobbies include reading, hiking, and golf.