Charles (CJ) Boettcher is an ELCA pastor currently serving at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet MN. CJ holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in Water Resources and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. He currently serves on the Synod Council of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA and serves on the board of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry. CJ is married to Kandice, his strong and capable wife and they have two beautiful children, Emma and Henry. He enjoys the outdoors particularly fishing, hiking, and canoeing. CJ was a part of the initial cohort for the Rural Minnesota Fellows Program at the Collegeville Institute from October 2017-July 2019.