The Rev. Dr. John Herman has served three Lutheran congregations in Virginia during his 30 years in parish ministry. He has been a workshop leader and conference presenter in several states. His passion is in leading congregations toward a discipleship orientation. John’s life mission statement is: “Coaching individuals and congregations into the fullness of God’s mission.”
Pastor Herman earned master degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and a doctor of ministry degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He has served as adjunct faculty for two Lutheran seminaries.
Along with the five volume discipleship curriculum, Going Deeper: A Journey with Jesus, Pastor Herman has authored another daily devotional and small group discipleship series entitled Imagine. The first book is about about the Sermon on the Mount, called Imagine a New World: Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount. The second book moves into an in-depth study of biblical views about money, wealth, and possessions: Imagine a New Economy: Biblical Reflections on Money and Possessions. The third book studies the parables of Jesus and how Jesus uses parables to help us see and enter the new world he envisions: Imagine the Word of Jesus’ Parables: Enter at Your Own Risk.
John and his wife Leslie live on the eastern shore of Virginia. They have two adult married daughters and four grandchildren.