Jim Weckwerth


Jim Weckwerth joins The Joshua Group after serving as a pastor in a variety of congregations experiencing a wide range of challenges and changes.  His experience and training as an interim pastor has allowed him to pursue his passion to help congregations navigate through a changing world in ways that lead to learning and growth.  Jim has a Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. 

Jim sees the changing times in which we live as presenting an exciting opportunity for the church to become witnesses to God’s faithfulness in new and more meaningful ways.  His passion and experience involve an emphasis on strengthening congregational health and missional identity through development in the areas of leadership, stewardship, organization, and strategic planning. “I enjoy the challenge of gathering people and information together in ways that lead to seeing things in new ways that wouldn’t be possible on our own.  This is critical for becoming the community of people the Holy Spirit creates and calls us to be.”

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19