Pastor Nehring has served Zion & Peace since September 2009. Born and raised in Bloomer, WI, he graduated college from UW-Superior in 2000 with a BS in History. He began Luther Seminary in 2001, serving Faith & Ridgeland/Dallas UMC in Prairie Farm & Ridgeland, WI from 2002-2005 and completed his internship at Bethel & Bethany LC in Hawkins & Catawba, WI from 2006-2007. He graduated seminary and was ordained in 2007. In 2008 he was called to Immanuel LC in New Auburn, MN, serving there until August 2009.
He is married to Wendy, whom he met at college in South Dakota. She is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, and currently is the HRIS Supervisor for Hoffmaster, Inc.
They have 2 dogs, Hank and Walt and two cats, Molly & Bob. He is also involved with ice skating, curling, and playing for the Green Bay Celtics rugby team.
Pastor Craig's interests is in reading and studying Lutheran theology, influenced deeply by Dr. James Nestingen and Dr. Steven Paulson and the late Dr. Gerhard Forde.
Pastor Craig is currently enrolled in a Master's of Sacred Theology program with the Institute of Lutheran Theology.
In October 2015 Pastor Craig was elected as Dean of Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Mission District of the NALC