"Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory."
- Proverbs 11:14 NASB

The Rev. Jim Rasmussen has served as executive pastor and director of finance and operations at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Omaha, Neb. since April 2013. For the previous six years, he was chief executive officer of Concordia Lutheran Schools, a K-12 Lutheran school system in Omaha. Previously, he served as pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Omaha from 2004 to 2007.

Rev. Rasmussen received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., in 2004. Prior to entering seminary he worked for 14 years in newspaper journalism, including nine years at the Omaha World-Herald as a business reporter and editor. A native of Chadron, Neb., he has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is married to Nanette. They have three daughters.