Ethan, SD

Meet Our Pastor

My name is Jordan Louks, and I am the pastor of Ethan United Methodist Church. I also serve Alexandria United Methodist Church and live in Alexandria with my wife, Alyssa, and our two cats, Chocolate and Chubbs. I graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with my Masters of Divinity in May of 2018 and have been serving both of these churches since June 2018.

I was born in Casper, Wyoming, but Spearfish, out in the Black Hills, was my home for most of my life. I like to swim and read as well as play music and board games. I also like the Minnesota Twins, and long for the day when they will win a game against the New York Yankees in the playoffs. Or, for that matter, just win a game in the postseason!

I believe powerfully in God’s radical love and grace for all people, and how we, as ones created in God’s image, are called to create places and spaces where all may come to know God’s love and grace. We all fall short and harm others, but God offers us this wonderful, forgiving grace that saves us. And when we know we have been saved through Christ, together we go out into the world to love others boldly, as the Spirit beckons us to let God’s justice and peace shine through our words, actions, and presence. God’s love is for all. May we take up our great commission together.