Joshua Odell began serving Christ Lutheran Church of Eagle River and St. John Lutheran Church of Phelps in 2010. While Pastor Odell shares preaching and teaching responsibilities with Pastor Headrick, his ministry focuses especially on evangelism, youth and family discipleship, and counseling. He also has a special interest in apologetics (the defense of the Christian faith). Pastor Odell is a graduate of Martin Lutheran College in New Ulm, MN and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. In his free time Pastor Odell enjoys reading, fishing, sports, exploring new places, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and his three young sons, Charlie, Simon, and Isaac.