Pastor Alan Field is an Arizonan at heart having grown up in the Sonoran desert. He graduated from Coronado High School in Scottsdale, and attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a Marine Corps Lieutenant with the dream of flying. An injury brought his Marine Corps career to an end.
He returned to Arizona and began his journey of ministry: first as a youth leader, then as the director of the Lutheran Church’s camp in Southern California. It was during that time that he realized his call to ministry, and he enrolled at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina. Upon graduation Pastor Alan was called to serve Faith Lutheran in Stockton, CA. After six years he received a call to Mount Cross Lutheran Church, Payson, AZ. He served there ten years, and for seven of those years also served as Payson’s Hospice Chaplain.
In 2001 he was called to Tucson to serve Spanish Trail Lutheran (now New Spirit Lutheran Church.) Pastor Alan is an animated teacher, creative writer, and a challenging, yet, encouraging preacher.
He is a fitness enthusiast, a frustrated golfer, aspiring musician, and wannabe artist.