A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
The Rev. Dr. Charles Wahlstrom, or “Chuck” as his friends call him, is passionate about the local church. He has dedicated his life to Her revitalization and ongoing health and mission. He has pastored churches in Stockton, California; Wakefield, Nebraska; Lakebay, Washington; Princeton, Illinois and Steilacoom, Washington; Shoestring Valley, WA and Las Cruces, NM.
“Chuck” has earned several ministry degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (Biola University), a Masters of Divinity (North Park Theological Seminary) and a Doctor of Ministry (Talbot Theological Seminary.) His doctoral dissertation was published on the topic of church revitalization. He is an ordained minister in The Evangelical Covenant Church.
Chuck’s life ambition is drawn from 2 Peter 3:18, “to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and help others do the same, through effective pastoral ministries and the teaching and preaching of God's Word.”
Chuck is married to Jan, a professionally certified K-8 educator, semi-professional guitarist, songwriter, mother of three and dedicated pastor’s wife. Together they have three children who live in Montana, New Mexico and Washington. They are all making healthy contributions to society working in the technology, medical, and wellness sectors.
Some of the things Chuck enjoys with his free time is spending time with family, walking, cycling, hiking, experimenting in the kitchen, golfing (or disc golfing), playing cribbage, picking on the guitar or ukulele, rock hounding, tinkering with the latest technology, or discovering! – He’s always interested in new experiences and sharing in the hobbies and interests of others. He finds molasses cookies, snickerdoodles and/or lemon-y treats irresistible!