Pastor James Watrud has been called to shepherd the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church in East Northport for over 28 years. He was called on August 15th, 1985 from Luther Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota. Pastor Jim grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with majors in Math and Zoology. He also received a Masters of Science degree from the University of Delaware in Marine Sciences. After graduating from seminary he worked for a year for the Philadelphia Natural Academy of Sciences. Pastor Jim has been trained as a Healthy Congregation Bridgebuilder Consultant. He has served on various synod committees. He has a very loving and supportive family.