Rev. Dr. Jeremy Berg is the Founding & Lead Pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church in Minnetonka Beach, MN, where he has served since 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies having taught classes at Bethel University, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, North Central University, Crown College, and Solid Rock Discipleship.
Jeremy holds a Doctorate degree (D.Min) in New Testament context from Northern Seminary, where he studied under renowned New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. He holds Masters degree in Theological Studies (MATS) from Bethel Seminary and BA in Biblical & Theological Studies from Bethel University. He is ordained to Word and Sacrament minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
CV/Resume available here.
Jeremy has spent the past 20 years teaching and leading in a wide variety of contexts including a swim instructor and coach; high school basketball coach; driving Instructor; mentor of at-risk teens; substitute teacher (grades K-12) in five public school districts; youth pastor and Christian education director; lead pastor, preacher, and disciple-maker; and a college professor.
Jeremy and his wife Kjerstin (Keri) have three children — Peter, Isaak and Abigail. He enjoys jangly guitars, sparkling beverages, the smell of old books, evenings at the Little League field, watching PBS Masterpiece with Keri, and endless hours on his lawn tractor listening to podcasts and audiobooks. In a previous life, Jeremy was the all-time leading scorer in basketball for his high school. These days he prefers golf, but will still challenge anyone to a 3-point shootout.
Jeremy considers himself a “big tent evangelical” with a deep appreciation for the Great Tradition of Christian Theology. He is an adventurous reader, probing the latest in New Testament scholarship, digging back into the early Church Fathers, or winding down with a music biography. “All truth is God’s truth,” Jeremy says, “So let’s go digging!” Jeremy’s biblical and theological influences include Scot McKnight, N. T. Wright, Stanley Hauerwas, C. S. Lewis, Eugene Peterson, Dallas Willard, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Timothy Keller, and Greg Boyd.
Contact Jeremy directly at thatjeremyberg(at)gmail.com.