Rev Jerry Storrs received a divine call through God's people of Sonland in January 2020. He arrived with his beloved wife of over 35 years, Anji, just before all the life-changing events of the pandemic began to shake our nation.
Pastor Storrs has served congregations for over thirty years in senior lay positions in North Carolina and since entering seminary, in Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, and California before responding to the Lord's call to serve here in the Casa Grande area.
Before seminary, he received an AAS in General Education and a BS in Computer Science. He received his Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Tacoma, WA before spending a year at
Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN completing some post-graduate work. Pastor rostered with The American Association of Lutheran Churches in 2015 and currently serves as TAALC's Western Regional Pastor and is a member of TAALC's Clergy Commission .
He is a retired US Navy Chief with 23 years of honorable service as a surface Sonar Technician (STGC) serving aboard three (east coast) warships and several shore commands around the country. While aboard ship he was privileged to visit 29 countries on 4 continents and just before completing his service was command chief for four different ready reserve units.
Pastor and Mrs Storrs have two adult sons who live in Pennsylvania and work in the software industry. One son is a graphic-author in his spare time and enjoys role playing games, while the other is a author/producer of music. Anji works as a tax accountant with the Tempe office of an inter-state CPA firm, plus enjoys working with equestrian therapeutic riding programs. Although once very involved with on-line video gaming, Pastor now divides his 'personal' time between home-brewing his own beers and riding motorcycle missions with the Patriot Guard Riders. He serves as a ride captain and the chaplain for the Southern Arizona division out of Tucson as they honor and serve at military memorials and funerals.