What if everything you believed in and were certain of as an adult was suddenly shown to be wrong? What if everything you believed in and wondered about as a child, turned out to be true after all? Imagine that!
The Rev. Dr. Janis J. Kinens is Latvian by birth, born in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany after his parents fled Latvia during the Russian occupation of the Baltic States. After serving in the US Army and being stationed in Vietnam, and teaching art, he felt called to ministry and attended the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago earning his Masters and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Pastor Kinens was ordained in 1979 and has served several ELCA congregations until his retirement from Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, Wisconsin in December, 2017.