Pastor Les and his wife, Rozella, served at Salem Road Covenant Church from 1990 to 1995, after which he retired from full-time ministry. In 2012, he was given the honorary title of Pastor Emeritus and now serves as our part-time visitation pastor. He has earned degrees from Wheaton College (BA), North Park Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and North American Baptist Seminary (D.Min.). Pastor Les served Covenant churches in River Falls, WI; Excelsior, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Santa Barbara, CA; and Blaine, MN. While in Sioux Falls, he was also a prison chaplain at the State Penitentiary and had a radio open-mike program on KNWC. Since retiring, he has been the interim pastor in several area churches. His wife, Rozella, is retired from Mayo Clinic.