Pastor Seth Bridger joined Messiah in 2017 after serving as Director of Recruiting & Admissions at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Seth and his wife, Pastor Shelley Nelson-Bridger, were both ordained in 2006 from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. They spent time in Savannah, Georgia, before accepting a co-pastorate in Cincinnati. Pastor Seth and Shelley have two sons, Zachary and Noah.
Pastor Seth is passionate about Jesus, kayaking and outdoor pursuits including golf, cycling, and soccer. On his “bucket list” is hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. He enjoys family time, bagels with cream cheese, a good cup of coffee, participating in several yearly fantasy baseball and football leagues, and an occasional walleye fishing trip.