Dustin Lappe


I began serving at Messiah in October of 2016, where I share in the mission of loving God, loving others and sharing Christ.

I grew up on a farm near Lakefield, Minnesota.  I received a BA in Elementary Education, with a special focus in early childhood and art, from Concordia Seward, Nebraska (1997).

I taught Kindergarten for a year in Juneau, Alaska. I then began studies at Concordia Seminary in  St. Louis, Missouri, where I received my Masters of Divinity (2002). From 2002-2009, I served as Associate Pastor at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church in Gilbert Arizona. I then helped in the planting of a new church, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado (2009-2013). Following that, I was called as Associate Pastor to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska (2013-2016). 

I’m incredibly blessed to be married to Trudi.  Our family consists of our oldest daughter, Trinity, our identical twin girls Skylar and Sydona, and our son, Lincoln.