Pastor Clint Poppe

 

The Rev. Clint K. Poppe, son of the late Henry C. and Adeline J. (nee Kucera) was born on August 7, 1958, in West Point, Nebraska.  He attended St. Paul Lutheran grade school and graduated with honors from West Point Junior-Senior High School in 1976.  He attended The University of South Dakota, Dana College, Northeast Community College, Concordia College, Seward, Midland Lutheran College; and Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin, where he received his Lay Ministry Certification in 1988.  In 1994 he entered Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his Master of Divinity degree in February of 1998.

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He  has been active in many local and civic organizations over the years including the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, West Point Police Reserve, Ducks Unlimited, West Point Baseball Association as well as serving 4 year terms on the West Point City Council and the Educational Service Unit #2 in Fremont. Nebraska.  He helped establish Troop 22, a newly chartered Boy Scout Troop in 2005 and currently serves as a Merit Badge Counselor.

     He served as Lay Minister at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point from 1986 to 1994 when he entered the Seminary.  During his service at St. Paul he became a Certified Dialog Evangelism Instructor, served on the Nebraska District Evangelism Committee and led numerous workshops and clinics.  While in St. Louis he served in Student Government and at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fenton, MO, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Des Peres, MO, and did vacancy work at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Melle, MO, a charter member congregation of the LCMS. 
     He began serving a delayed vicarage at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska in April of 1997, was ordained into the pastoral office on April 26, 1998 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point and was installed as pastor of Good Shepherd on May 3, 1998.  He has served two three-year terms as First Vice President of the Nebraska District and member the Nebraska District Board of Directors (2003-2009).  He has also served as vice-chairman and chairman of the Outreach and New Mission Commission of the Nebraska District, chairman of the District Nominations Committee, voting delegate to the 2001 Synodical Convention, and is the past Nebraska District Coordinator for the “Tell The Good News About Jesus,” synod-wide personal evangelism emphasis.  He also serves as an advisory member to the Board of Directors for the Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, USA which is very active with mission work outside the United States, and has taught as a guest instructor in Haiti and at Concordia University in Seward. He is currently supervising his Fourteenth Vicar and has led the congregation to start a preaching station (now independent congregation) in nearby Hickman.  Good Shepherd is located at 3825 Wildbriar Lane, just north of 40th Street and Old Cheney.
      Clint married the former Barbara (Barb) Pagels of West Point on May 13, 1978 at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point.  Barb has served as Administrative Assistant at St. Paul Lutheran School in West Point, Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis, Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln and Lincoln Lutheran Junior-Senior High School, and is currently an accountant for Cameron General Contractors in Lincoln.  They have been blessed with three sons, Adam, John, and Clint Jr. (and 7 grandchildren; Derek,  Layla,  Jacob,  Jaxson, Rose Marie, Avianna, and Sofia).  All three graduated from Lincoln Lutheran High School.