The Rev. Daniel K. Nagle will preach his final sermon as pastor of the Jamestown First Lutheran Church this coming Sunday, September 6 th at the 10 a.m. traditional worship service. Pastor Nagle is a son of the congregation and he was also ordained here at First Lutheran Church in June 1977. After ordination he became the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York until 1981. He then spent 2 years in the Army Reserves and 26 years as an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Army.
Pastor’s undergraduate studies were completed at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York and North Park College, Chicago, Illinois. Following college graduation, Nagle completed his seminary studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and as an Army chaplain, graduate studies in ethics from Duke University and in the strategic studies at the Army War College. His military service included duty in Korea and Germany as well as several locations in the United States. Following his graduate studies at Duke University, he served on the faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Following Pastor Dan’s military career, he became pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania prior to being appointed as pastor of the Jamestown First Lutheran Church on April 10, 2011.
Pastor Dan’s family include his wife, Donna, a native of Lynn Massachusetts, and two daughters
Ingrid (Rick) Kraft and Meredith (Steve) Toth, and grandchildren Gwyneth and Lukas Kraft, and Rowen and Linnea Toth.
The grateful congregation of First Lutheran Church has relished in the recounting of Pastor Nagle’s chaplain experiences and how he so skillfully connects them to the gospel in such a meaningful way. The congregation has grown both spiritually and numerically during his 9½ years of ministry and he and his family will be deeply missed. The public is welcome to attend this service on Sunday, September 6th .