SCSW DIAKONIA: Featured Instructor: Rev. Todd Iverson

Our instructors are second to none!  We are so appreciative that our rostered ministers offer their time and knowledge to teach and develop leaders in our synod.  We are still looking for instructors.  Could serving in this way be on your heart?  Here’s why Pastor Todd Iverson decided to teach:

Featured Instructor This Week:  Rev. Todd Iverson

Rev. Todd Iverson is pastor of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, WI. He is married to Rev. Rebecca Iverson, a hospice chaplain, and three girls, Sonja, Marta, and Amelia.

Pastor Todd (or PT) loves teaching and, more specifically, loves teaching the Bible. He has used the Crossways Bible Study throughout his 21 years of ordained work, leading eight groups through the two year, 60 unit comprehensive overview of the Bible, as well as many other shorter studies on books or themes of the Bible. A personal pet peeve of his: when people say, “I believe in the Bible.” We don’t believe in a book; we believe in Jesus and the triune God whom Jesus more fully revealed. The Bible is the story of God; it is him God that we put our faith and trust. Therefore, reading and studying the Bible is all the more important! Hold on tight for a fast-paced overview of the Old Testament that will hopefully inspire you to further explore God’s word.

Pastor Todd has served Big Drywood Lutheran Church in Cadott, WI and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Superior, WI. He was also an Assistant to the Bishop in the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin. Immanuel is his fourth call.

Instructors Still Needed for the Following Courses – If you are a rostered minister and would like to teach a Diakonia course, we are looking for instructors for the following classes in the following locations:

Madison & Evansville (Saturday mornings)
*  Faith in the North American Context

*  Christian Worship Practical Ministry – Visitation

If you are interested in teaching, contact Diakonia Coordinator, Barb Zimmerman at 608-535-0264 or email her at:

If you are interested in taking classes, you can find more information, along with registration forms on the Diakonia page.  You can also contact Linda Wulff at 920-210-2675 or by e-mail at

We look forward to hearing from prospective students and instructors!