Mr. Brandon Steenbock was born in Coos Bay, Oregon and raised in the Seattle, WA area. He studied Creative Writing at the University of Washington for a year, then took a year off from school. He moved to New Ulm in 2002 to enroll at Martin Luther college, where he met his wife, Nikki. They were married in 2005. He graduated 2006 from Martin Luther College with a B.S. in Ministry and began as staff minister here in June of 2006. In 2013 he received his Master's degree in Family Life Education from Concordia University - St. Paul, MN. He and Nikki have been blessed with two children. In his spare time, Brandon likes to camp, run, bike, and write stories.