Scott Connolly

Pastor of Spiritual Formation

Scott grew up in the sunny warmth of Phoenix, Arizona. After a short stint in the military, he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where (in 1985) he met and married the love of his life, Michelle. After several years there of pastoring in a small church, Scott had an opportunity to move to Chicago and attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he completed a Master of Divinity in 2001. It was shortly thereafter that his family came here to Faith, where he has much enjoyed serving as a pastor of adult ministries and spiritual formation.

Scott has often felt thankful that the Lord allowed him to gradually transition into the winters of North Dakota, rather than come straight from the Arizona desert! Scott and Michelle have four boys and two girls, four of whom are still at home. Scott enjoys a lot of things in life, including engaging in good humor, hanging out with his family, cooking and eating quality foods, being in the outdoors, conversing with friends over coffee, and reading good books.

Scott loves the gospel. He loves helping others come to know and love the gospel, and be awed by the depth and wonder of the Lord, the cross, and His Word. Scott's vision for ministry centers on helping others of all ages grow in their knowledge of self, in a heart-level walk with God, in authentic community with their fellow believers, and in the development and fruitful use of their gifts.