Pastor Frese earned a B.A. from Concordia University, Seward, in 1997. He completed the Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in 2002, having spent one of those years at the seminary in Oberursel, Germany. While studying for his Masters of Sacred Theology, which he completed in 2004, he stayed at CTSFW as a graduate assistant for the Systematics Department. He served as a parish pastor in Adell, Wisconsin, and a Military Chaplain (Active-duty Army) before accepting the call to become Associate Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran. Pr. Frese still serves as a Military Chaplain as the Wing Chaplain of the 122nd Fighter Wing in the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne. He is also the owner and operator of Emmanuel Press.