+ In Memoriam +
Rev. Brent D. Christianson
September 12, 1951 – May 13, 2020
Campus Pastor & Director 1993 – 2014

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Pastor Brent Christianson, who faithfully served as Campus Pastor and Director at Lutheran Campus Ministry in Madison from 1993 to 2014. 

Pastor Brent is remembered by students as a gifted preacher and mentor, one happy to sit down for a long chat, a lover of the Boundary Waters, and a creator of soup and community. He was a valued colleague and advocate for Campus Ministry in the ELCA. Pastor Brent was also a lifelong poet who published seven books, including “Good Grief” a 52-week devotional for those experiencing illness, loss, or other life transitions.

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Pastor Brent retired in 2014 and later moved with his wife Becky to Northfield, Minnesota. We surround Becky and all of Pastor Brent’s family and friends with prayer in this time of grief.

In the coming weeks and months, we would like to gather stories and photos from Pastor Brent’s ministry at UW-Madison. You can contribute to this effort by going to https://form.jotform.com/201343272758051.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Brent. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.