REV. JACOB R. SUTTON, PASTOR
The Rev. Jacob R. Sutton was installed as the tenth pastor of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Terre Haute, on October 2, 2011.
Pastor Sutton was born in Seymour, Indiana, and was baptized on June 17, 1973, at Zion Lutheran Church, Seymour, Indiana. His family moved to the Lanesville, Indiana area (near Louisville, Kentucky) in 1984, and he was catechized and confirmed at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lanesville, in 1987. He studied chemistry at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and earned a bachelor of science degree in 1995. He worked as a chemist for a small company in Louisville for eight years, living again in southern Indiana.
Pastor Sutton met and married his wife Karie in 1999, when she came to St. John’s Lanesville as a graduate of Concordia University, Chicago, to teach in the Lutheran day school at St. John’s. God has blessed their marriage with three sons, Noah, Adam, and Levi.
Pastor Sutton prepared for the Holy Ministry at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated with a master of divinity degree in 2007. He was privileged to sing in the seminary Kantorei and serve on the Kramer Chapel staff at the seminary. He served as Immanuel’s eighteenth vicar from 2005-2006, under the supervision of (now Emeritus) Pastor Philip Meyer. He was ordained into the office of the Holy Ministry on June 24, 2007, at Faith Lutheran Church, Plano, Texas, where he served as Associate Pastor from 2007-2011.