Todd Murken (1985, M.Div.; 1998, Ph.D.), pastor of Holden Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris and Wild Rose, Wis., died July 7 from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident.
Pastor Murken studied at Christ Seminary-Seminex after receiving two theatre degrees. After serving as a pastor in Maine, he and his family returned to Chicago so he could begin Ph.D. studies at LSTC. He returned to the parish after completing his course work and has served several congregations in Wisconsin since 1994. His dissertation is on the human role in the Lord’s Supper.
Todd Murken was a sailor, hiker, and kayaker whose love for the outdoors led him to become an Eagle Scout and Troop Chaplain for many years.
Pastor Murken was preceded in death by his father, Byron. He is survived by his wife, Julie; his mother;his sister, Mary; a son, Nathaniel; a daughter, Anatasia; two granddaughters and extended family.
A funeral was held July 11 at Grace Lutheran Church, Green Bay, Wis.