Pastor Lars Hammar

A little about me…

I am an ELCA Lutheran (that’s the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).

I’m a graduate of Hibbing High School in Hibbing Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus College, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. Now I live here in Tucson with my wife Kristie, our 5 kids, and a couple cats.  You might find me on my day off hiking the local mountains, reading a good heady book on Christian spirituality or philosophy, or tending to the fruit trees in my yard. You might see me with an old Canon Rebel in my hands, shooting pictures, which you can check out on

I believe that church is where we come to experience God and live in the way of Jesus, regardless of your income or background or however many questions and doubts you might have. Also it is important that the Tucson Community comes together to explore our talents and gifts. Get involved with us here at Open Space and host or be a part of an event.