Community Food Bank
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We are a satellite location for The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Pick up a monthly food box. We also have limited quantities of produce, meat, and dairy products.

New Spirit Lutheran Church

8701 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson AZ




An Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Congregation


TAX SITE: Because of COVID dangers, New Spirit will not open a tax-preparation site this year. We regret that we are unable to offer this service to our community this year.

SUNDAY WORSHIP: Beginning May 16, we will worship in person with one service, each Sunday at 10:00. During this first phase of reopening, we will observe COVID precautions, including avoiding congregational singing. If you would like to attend, please call the church office at 520-296-2461 to reserve a spot. 

In the meantime, we are creating weekly worship experiences and making them available on YouTube. Click on the following link to watch the latest worship video in our current message series, The Story, chapter 31:  "The End of Time."

Click here to watch the latest Sunday worship service, May 2, 2021.

We're also meeting online for Holy Communion and virtual coffee hour every Sunday morning at 10:00am. To request a Zoom invitation to participate, email Pastor Carol at 


Listen to a few of our songs.

Cover Songs

Original Songs

Help us Make a Difference in our Community

There are currently volunteer opportunities available with our Food Bank,
Blessings in a Backpack, our AARP Tax Preparation Site, and more!


Pastor Carol Breimeier came to New Spirit in August 2020 as part-time interim pastor. She serves three-quarters time, working with her husband, Pastor Fred Nelson, who serves New Spirit one-quarter time.

Prior to moving to Tucson in November 2019, Carol served as pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Park Ridge and Chicago, Illinois. She had been at Redeemer from her internship in 1998 through to the fall of 2019, with four years away to serve as an Assistant to the Bishop of the Metro Chicago Synod, focused on congregational renewal.

Carol’s particular passions in ministry are communicating the gospel—the Good News about Jesus Christ—creatively and clearly and grounding all of church life in that Good News.

In downtime, Carol enjoys hiking, golf, crossword puzzles, and exploring Tucson and environs.

Pastor Fred Nelson began as our part-time interim pastor at New Spirit in June 2020 and was joined by his wife, Pastor Carol Breimeier, in August. Pastor Fred is serving one-quarter time and Pastor Carol three-quarters time.

Until he relocated to Tucson at the end of 2019 and began to focus on prison and reentry ministry, Fred was the lead pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, a multisite congregation located in Park Ridge and Chicago, Illinois. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Lutheran Church Planters Network, created to help train and network church planters across the country.

A former missionary in Bangladesh and an expert in Christian-Muslim relations, Fred has been involved in prison ministry since 2005 as a volunteer chaplain at Stateville Prison in Joliet, Illinois, including founding the Under the Door Prison Ministry, writing the Spiritual Survival Guide for Prison and Beyond, and crafting RED Chicago, a reentry directory for the Chicago area. He is the founder and executive director of the Inside Out Network, dedicated to crafting innovative solutions to connect returning citizens with service providers, churches, and ministries, as well as to connect those serving on the inside in prison ministry with those outside who are working on reentry challenges.

Because of Christ’s call and claim on his life, Fred sees himself fundamentally as a change-agent, an agent to bring Christ’s life-changing hope and joy to everyone he meets, but especially to those who are feeling hopeless or disconnected. He has a passion for networking, coaching, hiking in the desert, and Indian food. Fred and Carol have four grown sons between them.

He’s excited about what God can do in and through the people of New Spirit!