Pastor Gary Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. After graduating from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, he practiced Dentistry for 15 years in the San Francisco Bay area.
His whole life changed when the Holy Spirit brought him to faith when he was 34 years old. He married his wife, Maribeth in 1991. Maribeth was a Christian day school teacher at Apostle’s Lutheran School.
While living in San Jose, Pastor and Maribeth adopted two boys, Matthew and Andrew. They then moved to New Ulm, MN where Pastor Wong enrolled in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s Seminary Certification Program at Martin Luther College. While at MLC, Pastor and Maribeth were blessed with two more sons, Nathan and Joshua.
Pastor Wong graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2001 and was assigned to St. Paul’s congregation. Since Pastor has been serving our congregation, he and Maribeth have received the blessing of adopting two daughters, Elizabeth and Rebekah. Andrew attends Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School while Nathan, Joshua, Elizabeth and Rebekah attend Risen Savior Lutheran School in Mankato.