Father Larry was a life-long Lutheran. As a teen he was involved in Bible studies and youth organizations. By the time he was in the 10th grade, he was telling people that he was called to ordained ministry. He married before he began seminary and his wife supported him throughout his studies and his ministry. Fr. Larry served as a Lutheran pastor, in Minnesota, for 15 years. Over the years, he came to appreciate the centrality of the Eucharist, rather than preaching. This realization drew him to the Catholic Church. Fr. Larry was received along with his wife. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1999.