Name: Carl Friedel
Hometown: Salinas, CA
Academic ProgramMaster of Ministry Leadership
My family: Wife: Sarah, Daughter: Hannah (8) and Son: Joshua (3)
My ministry: Lead Pastor of a church restart in Pacific Grove, CA. Our Grand Reopening was three and a half years in the making. We re-launched on March 1, 2009.
One word that describes me: Leader
In my spare time: I like to sail, ride my bike, Facebook, watch Giants baseball, play my guitar, hang out at the beach, but mostly play with my kids and hang out with my wife.
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT) Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.”
Spiritual hero: My Youth Pastor Tim Clements
Vision: To build a missional church that plants missional churches with the core mission/ vision and values to Love God, Love Each Other and Love the People of Our World.
Why I applied to Rockbridge Seminary: I wanted to grow as a leader and in my ability to advance Christ’s mission.
What I like most about Rockbridge Seminary: The people that I have met and learned from, both students and profs.