Rev. Dr. Hylden Accepts Call as Faculty at FLBCS

Rev. Dr. Jarrod Hylden Accepts Call as Faculty at FLBCS 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 
Plymouth, Minnesota 
For immediate release  

The Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Jarrod Hylden, of Beresford, SD, has accepted the call to serve as full time faculty beginning June 1, 2024. Dr. Hylden will teach classes in both the Bible College and the Seminary programs. 

“I hope to help students grow in their ability to interpret God’s Word, apply it to their lives, and teach it to others”, said Hylden. “As we study God’s Word together, we will see how all Scripture points to Jesus Christ and his saving work. I am so grateful for this opportunity.” 

Dr. Hylden, originally from Park River, ND, is a graduate of both the Bible College (’07) and Seminary (’15). He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in New Testament Exposition from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2022. He has served as pastor at two congregations (Skrefsrud Lutheran in Beresford and Immanuel Free Lutheran in Centerville) in southeastern South Dakota since 2015. 

He is married to Elise (Parsley). Together they have five children, Winnie (7), August (5), Peter (4), Fiona (2), and Luella (5 months). 

“Dr. Hylden is a gifted teacher and scholar who is passionate about helping our students grow in their relationship with Christ and knowledge of His Word,” Chief Academic Officer James Molstre said. “He will be a valuable asset to our schools.” 


Founded in 1964 by the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, the Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary includes an undergraduate program in Bible and Ministry (FLBC) and a graduate Master of Divinity pastoral training program (FLS). The Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary gained accreditation from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) in 2018, and reaffirmation in April 2023. FLBCS is an association member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). For further information or clarification, please contact Director of Communications Mr. Josh Johnson at (763) 544-9501, or  

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