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Kai Nilsen

Kai Nilsen

Writer, Lutheran pastor, and Renovaré Ministry Team member

Kai Nilsen

Since 2005, Kai Nilsen has served as lead pastor at Peace Lutheran Church, outside of Columbus,Ohio, after having joined the staff in 1993. Beyond his work at Peace, Kai is on the Ministry Team for Renovaré—an ecumenical movement focusing in spiritual formation. He is also a teacher in the Renovaré Institute for Spiritual Formation, and a leader in the local ministerial association.

In 2009, Kai completed his Doctor of Ministry degree through Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. Kai’s book Renew Your Life: Discovering the Wellspring of God’s Energy was published in the fall of 2015. 

Kai and his wife Patty are parents of four children—Anders, Annika, Leif and Siri. 


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