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Alf Lee Fjordbotten, American language educator. Ordained to ministry Evangelical Lutheran Church American, 1978. Recipient Charles J. Donahue prize, Fordham University, 1990; Presidential scholar, 1989-1992.


Fjordbotten, Alf Lee was born on April 26, 1952 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. Arrived in the United States, 1960, naturalized, 1987. Son of Alf Lee and Helene Josephine (Hansen) Fjordbotten.


Bachelor in Religion, St. Olaf College, 1974. Master of Divinity, Luther Theological Seminary, 1978. Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature, Fordham University, 1999.


Vicar, chaplain, Grace Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Home, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1976-1977; pastor, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Ridge, New York, 1978-1983; pastor, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Leonia, New Jersey, since 1983. Auxiliary counselor Lutheran Community Superior vena cava syndrome, Hauppauge, New York, 1980-1983. Member Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Long Island, New York, 1981-1983.

Instructor church historyand liturgics Diakonia New York, since 1981. Member Worship Commission, Luths. Cooperating in Metropolitan New York, 1981-1987.

Member planning communications, sacristan, presenter for various worship conferences, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 1984-1989.


  • Ordained to ministry Evangelical Lutheran Church American, 1978.


Member Bass Bach Society Minnesota, 1974-1978, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, 1976-1977,Long Island Symphonic Choral Association, 1979-1983. Board directors Camp Koinonia, Highland Lake, New York, 1979-1984. Trustee Inter-Rels. Fellowship for the Homeless of Bergen City, New Jersey, 1988-1989.

Member Leonia Ecumenical Clergy, Meadowlands Cluster of New Jersey Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church American.


Married Beverly Elaine Lee, October 22, 1983.

Alf Lee Fjordbotten

Helene Josephine (Hansen) Fjordbotten

Beverly Elaine Lee