The Rev. James Reents


Assistant to the Bishop



Staff Oversight

  • Rostered Mobility
  • Liaison to Leadership Support Subcommittee


Pastor Reents was born and raised in Iowa. He graduated from Wartburg College and Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA. He was ordained June 8, 1969. After serving in Nebraska for three years, Pastor Reents has served at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury; Peace Lutheran Church, Morris; First Lutheran Church, Plano; and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington, all in Illinois. He is currently retired and serves as Assistant to the Bishop (quarter-time).

Meeting his wife, Karyl, at Warburg College, they have been married for 52 years with three sons and four grandchildren. Pastor Reents enjoys biking and participates in the annual “Pedal for Purpose.”

Rev. James Reents

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