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Brian Thorstad is an evangelical pastor with a God-given passion for church health who has been led to "work" that passion through strategic interim pastoring.


After a long "pretty good" long-term pastorate, God has used me - way beyond my expectations - in three very full-time strategic interim pastorates. God made me to do this and gave me a bride (Donna) who was willing to join me in the adventure and help me tremendously, especially as a listener. We have learned a few things along the way and want to share them with you here. I'm not claiming to be THE church whisperer (like Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer or Robert Redford, who played the Horse Whisperer). I am saying that strategic or interventionist or redevelopment interim pastors like me are ALL church whisperers: God uses us to train Christians and rehabilitate churches for His glory, and we are grateful. I hope you are blessed by this blog!


Church health and interim pastoring, guitar, keyboards, traveling and exploring with Donna, history, middle eastern and asian food, good old movies like "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance."