About the Pastor

Rev. Michael Kumm
The Rev. Michael Kumm was installed as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dakota Dunes, on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Following graduation from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1999, Rev. Kumm was called to serve Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD, where he also served his vicarage.

Between his service in Brandon and Dakota Dunes, he served parishes in Illinois, on the staff of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, interim general manager of KFUO Radio in St. Louis, as well as a member and current chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors. He also serves as chairman of the International Lutheran Society of Wittenberg — a joint corporation of the LCMS and our partner Lutheran church in Germany. He is a Ph.D. candidate in pastoral theology at Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana.

Pastor Kumm is a native of Sioux City, Iowa where his parents still reside. He has served in the U.S. Air Force, served in the SD Air National Guard, held positions in city and state government, and served in the funeral industry. He is married to Janet (Wessel) Kumm, and has four grown step-children and four grandchildren.

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