6101 Cody Street Duluth, Minnesota 55807 218.624.2690
elim lutheran church
PASTOR JIM HAGEN
Pastor Jim Hagen was born in Duluth, MN. Throughout his childhood and youth his family moved frequently; living in Minnesota, Texas, Oregon, California, Iowa and New Jersey before finally moving back to Minnesota. Pastor Hagen graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School (now Roseville Area High School) in Roseville, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota, Mpls. and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Theology.
In the summer following college Pastor Hagen married Denise. That fall he enrolled in Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. His internship year was served at Messiah Lutheran Church, Washburn, WI. Pastor Hagen graduated from Luther Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He received a call to serve as Associate Pastor of Leeds Lutheran Parish, Leeds, N.D., and was ordained into the ministry on August 15, 1982, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Shoreview, MN.
Jim and Denise have been blessed with 2 children and two grandsons.
Over his ministry Pastor Hagen has served the following churches:
Leeds Lutheran Parish; Leeds, N.D. Aug. 1982 - Dec. 1984
Our Saviorís Lutheran Church; Outing, MN Dec. 1984 - Oct. 1989
Evangelical Lutheran Church; Babbitt, MN Oct. 1989 - Jan. 1996
Elim Lutheran Church; Duluth, MN Jan. 1996 - Present