Rev. Craig H. Bode, was called to serve Trinity as Pastor after serving for 31 years as Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Euclid, Ohio, on the outskirts of Cleveland. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where he graduated in May 1976, receiving a B. S. degree in Psychology. On May 23, 1980 he graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana with a Master of Divinity degree, honored for academic excellence in the area of Biblical Studies. After his graduation from seminary, Pastor Bode was ordained to the Office of the Holy Ministry on July 6, 1980 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary Illinois, where he was a lifetime member. On May 28, 1977, he was married to Mary Hunter of Esmond, Illinois. She also attended the University of Illinois, receiving a B. A. degree in Psychology and Child Development.
The Bodes enjoy immensely the family God has given them including a daughter, Emily Hayes who lives in Port St Lucie, FL with her husband, Petri, and their three children, Hope, Caleb and Mercy; a daughter Sara DeBord, who lives in Avon Lake, Ohio with her husband Adam and their three children, Grace, Bennett and Alina; and a son Paul, who lives in Commerce Township, Michigan with his wife, Katie, and their three children, Caden, Ethan and Charis.
For more information he can be contacted by e-mail, , or by phone, 772-461-7272. You can subscribe to his daily posts on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@CraigBode)
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