Ever ask yourself, “Who are these people who write for Forward in Christ?” Through this series, you can find out.
This month, Jeremiah Gumm, pastor at King of Kings, Maitland, Fla., joins Forward in Christ as a contributing editor.
A 2005 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., Gumm’s first congregation—Cross of Christ—was a mission restart in Liverpool, N.Y. While there, he also helped to plant Redemption, Watertown, N.Y. In 2018, Gumm completed a second master’s degree in church history before accepting a call to King of Kings.
Gumm met his wife, Lisa, at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. Now, the couple is blessed with four children—Adelaide (17), Matthias (14), Clara (12), and Muriel (8). Their oldest two children will attend Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis., in the fall. Lisa currently serves as preschool director and teacher at King of Kings.
In addition to writing for the magazine, Gumm also writes for the Grow in Grace Institute’s Shepherd’s Study blog, which provides book reviews geared toward busy pastors. He has written for WELS Family Devotions and contributes book reviews for Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly. He explains, “My goal has always been to provide busy pastors with worthwhile resources that they would find beneficial as they minister to God’s people.”
Through his work with Forward in Christ, Gumm ultimately hopes that readers are pointed toward the promises of God. When the guilt and stress of life leave us feeling overwhelmed, “we don’t see how [God’s] promises apply to us, and we can lose our way to the cross where we need to return day after day,” Gumm explains. “There at the cross, Jesus takes our burdens on himself and gives us rest for our souls.”
Read Gumm’s first devotion for Forward in Christ.
Author: Forward in Christ
Volume: 110, Number 05
Issue: May 2023
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