Pastor James Stoltenberg grew up in Rochester, MN. He was baptized in Trinity Lutheran Church. He attended Rochester Central Lutheran Church and was active in Boy Scouts and Walther League.
Pastor Stoltenberg attended Concordia College in St. Paul, MN and earned his AA Degree. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA Degree in Speech, with a consent ration in Radio and Television Broadcasting. He attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, IL. There he earned a Masters in Divinity.
Pastor Stoltenberg has served churches in Maryland, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. While pastor he has served as a community soccer coach and organizer.
Currently Pastor Stoltenberg is finishing up his Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Excellence at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.