Pastor Michael Awe grew up in East Detroit, Michigan, and then in Washington, Michigan.  He went to Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received his BA in 1985.  In 1989, he received a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.  

Pastor Awe served at Zion Lutheran Church in Pawnee City, Nebraska from 1989-1999.  He was then called to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilden, Nebraska, and served there until 2016.  On May 1, 2016, Pastor was installed at Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska.  

Pastor married Susan (Suzy) Walsh on June 8, 1985.  They have three grown children:  Adam, Lauren, and Kirsten.  

"I love playing golf whenever possible!  I enjoy watching sports.  I am a big Michigan fan and also cheer for all of my Detroit sports teams.  I love sharing the Gospel and telling others about Jesus!  And I have been blessed to do this overseas in many different countries!"

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