JERRY LARSON was a parish pastor for 39 years in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He retired in 2004 and now teaches part time in the continuing education program (KAIROS) at Luther Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota. He completed his Doctorate program in 1997 in the area of extemporaneous preaching. During his Doctorate studies he developed a system for converting a written manuscript to an oral presentation through a certain kind of oral rehearsal. He has taught this system now in the Kairos program at Luther Seminary to over 300 pastors. It is offered at Luther each year and at Spirit in the Dessert retreat center in Carefree, AZ. In 2011 he published a book on the subject of Process Preaching called "SPEAKING THE WORD FREELY - Writing with Purpose, Preaching with Power." It is available from the author directly by calling 763-389-1049 or e-mailing your order to, He is willing and available to teach this system elseware at any time or place. Please feel free to contact him at