Holy Trinity is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. John Polk as transition pastor. Pastor Polk will preach for the first time at HTLC on Sunday, July 8, 2018.
Pastor Polk received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and his Master’s of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has served four parishes: one in New Jersey, one in Missouri; and two in Kansas. For the last month he has served as the interim pastor at the Lutheran Church of the Newtons in Newton, Massachusetts.
He has served as chaplain at a community hospital in Kansas and an Episcopal hospital in Kansas City. After moving from Kansas City to Boston he served for five years as the Director of Chaplaincy at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a certified coach with the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence in Denver, Colorado.
Pastor Polk was graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire and worked as a counselor at Camp Calumet for three summers when he was a teenager. He was born in Washington D.C. and grew up first in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and later in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Pastor Polk’s older son, William and his wife, Shannon live in Chicago with their dog, Penny. His younger son, James and his girlfriend, Kelsey live in Kansas City along with Pastor Polk’s two most wonderful grandsons in the world- Maddox and Emmett. Pastor Polk lives with his husband, Gino on the beach in Revere.