LSI is thrilled to welcome Rev. Kyle Barton as our new Spiritual Life Leader. Pastor Kyle’s role will primarily focus on providing faith-based programming on LSI’s two residential treatment campuses, Bremwood in Waverly and Beloit in Ames. He will oversee the Spiritual Life program, which offers voluntary activities, such as music and art, for children to enjoy, and lead regular chapel and youth group sessions. We are also excited to expand our Spiritual Life program to further support LSI staff and serve as a representative to the ELCA community.
Pastor Kyle began his ordained career with a call to St. James Lutheran Church in Allison, Iowa, after completing a bachelor’s degree at Wartburg College in Waverly and a Master of Divinity degree at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque. Prior to his call to St. James, Pastor Kyle served as a pastoral intern in Dubuque at St. Peter Lutheran Church while also working as an on-call chaplain for Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.
“I am excited to engage God’s children through the ministry that is LSI,” Pastor Kyle says. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to journey alongside the clients, staff, and benefactors of LSI, all the while living out the Gospel promise of Jesus Christ. I look forward to getting to know the greater LSI community in the months to come.”
In his free time, Pastor Kyle enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family through a multitude of activities such as camping, hiking, boating, fishing, skiing (Nordic and downhill), and hunting, in addition to traveling around the country and abroad. In his previous call, Pastor Kyle also thoroughly enjoyed volunteering as an EMT with the Allison Ambulance Service.
We look forward to seeing the many ways Pastor Kyle will make a life-changing impact on the children and teens we are privileged to serve!