Peace Lutheran Church

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902 S Carroll Street - Rock Rapids, IA  51246         (712) 472-3226

English Lutheran Church

603 Fell Street - Larchwood, IA  51241         (712) 472-3226

English Lutheran:   8:30AM         Peace Sunday School:  9:00 AM        Peace Worship:  10:15 AM


Rock Rapids, Iowa

Larchwood, Iowa


Pastor and Lynelle grew up in Audubon, IA in the same church and often in the same classroom.  


Pastor enjoyed the farm and raising his own livestock.  He planned to farm, but God planned otherwise.  Pastor Hansen graduated from Iowa State University in 1976.  He taught Vocational Agriculture for 4 years, then was a bank loan officer for 20 years.  Before the seminary, they moved several times as he sought new challenges, while Lynelle worked part-time as a registered nurse.  His first parish was at St. John Lutheran in Kiron, IA and Faith Lutheran in Deloit, IA.

Pastor Hansen has been married to Lynelle (Englin) Hansen for 35 years.  They have 3 children who live in the States and have 8 grandchildren.  Their youngest came to them from Korea when she was 3 months old and now works in South Korea.


Pastor says, "I'm still a farm boy at heart, but am glad I'm a pastor.  I like to see the crops and livestock grow, but it's even better to see faith grow as God works in people.


In each community we've moved to, our priority was the congregation we were in at the time. We learned that small group - such as choir, quilters, council teaching, and short-term projects are a good way to form relationships with others in the church family.  Lynelle and I look forward to building friendships and working with each of you in God's work at English and Peace.