Sam Dittrich

Sam Dittrich

Pastor of Worship and Young Adults


Sam received his undergraduate degree at North Central University and a Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary.

What is your favorite coffee house drink?
Grande Americano with a dash of heavy whipping cream
What is your hometown?
Algona, IA
What do you love about Shepherd?
I love the people of Shepherd! There is a warmth and authenticity in the community that helps me feel safe to be myself.
What is the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock?
I used to rock a very “unique” hair style in Jr high that mimicked corn rows with hair gel plastered to my head.
What is the most interesting place you’ve visited?
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
What do you do for fun?
Running/weight training, anything competitive, hot and cold beverages and conversation

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