Meet Our Pastor
Rev. Marlow Carrels

Pastor Marlow was raised in Belgrade, MT and left the Gallatin Valley twenty years ago. Since then, he has been around the world a time or two thanks to the Army and the travel bug. He is married to artist, author, and business owner Nikki and father to two awesome girls. He is a graduate of Montana State University – Bozeman (English Literature), Wartburg Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and is currently working on his thesis project for a Master of Sacred Theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology.

He brings a wide variety of ministerial history to FIC. Previously he has served as an Army Chaplain, Sheriff’s Chaplain, Mental Health Chaplain, Hospital Chaplain, and was Pastor of Gold Hill Lutheran Church of Butte, MT and Westby Lutheran Church of Westby, MT. He is a Stephen Minister, has sung opera professionally, is an Army vet, and avid fisherman, hiker, camper, skier, museum goer, and bibliophile who reads way too much!

Pastor Marlow is excited about the future of FIC and hopes to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to this wonderful ministry.