JOY LUTHERAN CHURCH
3174 Jupiter Blvd. SE,  Palm Bay, Florida 32909
Joy Lutheran’s Pastor is The Rev. Carsten Judd Ludder. Pastor Ludder is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC and received his Masters in Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Prior to entering the ordained ministry, Pastor Ludder (or Judd) was a Marketing Representative for the IBM Corporation in Miami, FL.

Pastor Ludder has previously served congregations in Hendersonville, NC; Miami, FL; Largo, FL; Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL and St. Petersburg, FL. In 2013, Pastor Ludder transitioned his pastoral ministry to serve as interim pastor to congregations in the midst of pastoral change or those in need of significant transformation.

Pastor Ludder was appointed to Joy Lutheran by the Bishop of the Florida Synod of the ELCA at the beginning of 2015, to assist Joy in adapting its witness and worship to better suit the surrounding community of Palm Bay. We are very pleased to have Judd at Joy Lutheran and we know you will appreciate his Sunday messages, sense of humor and practical approach to being a Christian in today’s world.  Join us for worship any Sunday at 10 am.

Judd is married to his wife Teresa and he has one daughter, Emily. 

He enjoys golf and riding his Harley.
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