Pastor Kassen is the founding pastor at Living Word. He and LuJean arrived in the Rochester area with their three children in 1991. Pastor Kassen's undergraduate degree is in Physics, while his seminary education focused on New Testament studies and worship. Pastor Kassen enjoys preaching, leading worship, teaching Bible classes, and visiting people. He has several hobbies which include reading, golf, and fantasy football. He also coaches the middle school girls softball team at Living Word.