Rev. Dr. Adam Filipek was born in Minot, ND, and grew up in the small town of Burlington. He graduated from Minot State University in Minot, ND, in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a minor in Philosophy, a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 2009, and a Doctor of Ministry from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN in 2019.

Pastor Filipek has served as the sole pastor of Holy Cross and Immanuel Lutheran Churches since his installation on Oct. 16, 2016. For four years prior to that, he served as sole pastor of Salem Lutheran Church in Black Jack, MO (St. Louis Area), and for three years prior to that he served as Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hicksville, NY (Long Island and Manhattan Area).

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing with his four children, reading classic literature, symphony, theater, opera, ballet, hunting, fishing, and archery.