Pastor Kassera was born in 1985 and was raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. He met Jenny in high school and they were married in 2005. James and Jenny have been blessed with five children: Japheth, Maggie, Tiffany, Josiah, and Victor.
Pastor Kassera attended Bethany Lutheran college and graduated in 2007 with a BA in psychology. He graduated from Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2011 and was assigned to serve in Albert Lea, MN. Pastor Kassera has served various positions in our synod during his ministry. He served for three years as co-director of a regional youth camp which served all Minnesota and Iowa. He served as director of annual winter retreats for the southern Minnesota/Iowa circuit. He currently serves on the ELS Board for Christian Service, which provides emergency support for Christians around the world.
Pastor Kassera and his family are overjoyed to be called to serve God and the Divine Mercy congregation in Texas. Praise the Lord, for His blessings are beyond measure.