Ken was born and raised in Salem, South Dakota. He earned his B.A. degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, then proceeded to complete his Master of Divinity from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA.
Ken began his ministry as Senior Associate Pastor at Lakes Free in 2014 after serving for almost 40 years in various Lutheran churches in WI, MN, and NE.
Ken and his wife Sandy live in Forest Lake and have 3 sons and 9 grandchildren.