Welcome! My name is Pastor Todd Peperkorn, and I’m the author of the book, I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression. This is my blog. At this blog, we deal primarily with the areas of mental health (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.), the theology of the cross, and the pastoral office. Occasionally you will find other topics that may pop up as well.
I started this blog anonymously in 2007 as a way of speaking about depression and the pastoral office. At the time I was on disability for major clinical depression. You can read the book or all the back posts to find out more about that. Through a series of wonderful events, LCMS World Relief and Human Care agreed to publish Dark My Road and make it available free of charge. I would urge you to go to the book page and find out the order information.
If you want to find out more about me, you may check out my personal site here. My regular pastor blog is titled Lutheran Logomaniac, and I would invite you to join us in that conversation, where I will post sermons, articles, musings, rants, pictures, and all sorts of other items of interest. And if you are really into wasting time, you can find me on Facebook here. I served the wonderful people at Messiah Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, from 1999-to 2011. I then served the wonderful people at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, from 2011-2021. Since 2021 I have served as an assistant professor and Director of Vicarage at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
My church body is The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, although I doubt my experiences are unique to the LCMS.