Josh Linman grew up in Orlando, Florida. He loves many things about the south including his alma mater (Florida State), Chick-fil-a, and, most of all, his North Carolina born wife, Laura. 

Josh and Laura have been married since 2015. They are passionate about sharing life and faith with other people. One of the ways they do this is as licensed foster parents. Josh and Laura love sharing meals with friends, exploring new places with their dogs Scout and Jovie, and visiting their extended family in western North Carolina. 

Josh is a graduate of Florida State University and Luther Seminary. Prior to serving as the Pastor/Mission Developer for the New Messiah, he was a pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny, Iowa and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Josh’s passion in life and ministry is to cultivate and multiply disciple-making communities that bring God’s love to the world.