The Reverend Kenneth L. Pollitz is presently serving as pastor at New Creation Lutheran Church in Ottawa.
Pastor Ken attended the University of Missouri for two years and Valparaiso University in Indiana for three years on a basketball scholarship, earning a degree in accounting. In the spring of his senior year, he committed his life to Christ and went on to seminary and graduated from the Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus in 1983.
The Chicago area native was ordained in August 1983. He served at Providence Lutheran Church, Holland, near Toledo and later as part-time associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Findlay.
After the Northwest Ohio Synod of ELCA decided to open a Lutheran church in Ottawa, Pastor Ken was called to serve as the mission developer in Ottawa.
Pastor Pollitz and his wife Linda and four children came to Ottawa in August 1991. Their children included a second grade daughter, Stephanie, twin sons in kindergarten, Tim and Eric, and a 2½ year old son, Joel. The Pollitz Family moved into a home at 940 Parklane Place, where they presently reside.