Interim Pastor Jerry Praetzel

Jerry and Linda Praetzel were called out of the business world in 1975. Following two years of Bible school they joined Youth With A Mission in 1977 working into central and Eastern Europe while living in Austria. In the early ’80’s they returned to the States and directed multiple Discipleship Training Schools for the mission in Salem Oregon. They pioneered and directed YWAM in the state of Idaho for seven years. Since 1992 they have been full-time teachers in both the mission and the greater Body of Christ. Their ministry of the Father Heart of God has impacted lives around the world.
Jerry and Linda have one son, Steve, who with his wife Lisa have been in YWAM Montana for over 30 years. They have three grandsons – Timothy, Christopher and Matthew and a great-grandson, Bryson and another arriving in November. Jerry and Linda reside in Rollins.