Pastor Bolte was born in 1963 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is married to his wife, Roxanne, and they have two daughters Kristen (17) and Taryn (13). They live in Litchfield Park. Pastor Bolte attended Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois, in 1982-1986, graduating with an elementary education degree. He went immediately to Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, (1986-1990) where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity. He was ordained into the ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in 1990, and has served at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce, Nebraska (1990-1995) and Trinity Lutheran Church, Litchfield Park, AZ (1996-present). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Southwest District and is Vice President of PSWD’s Region Four. In 2009, he taught an intensive class of the Book of Genesis in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sudan’s seminary in Yambio, Sudan, and in 2010 he returned to teach critical classes on the doctrines of Christology and Justification. You can follow his trip at http://djbsudan.blogspot.com/.