Pastor Erickson was born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, majoring in religious studies with a minor in sociology. Pastor Erickson attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and completed his vicarage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Marion. He received his first call to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2002 and joined Bethany in 2012. Pastor Erickson is married to Christine, and they have a son, Aiden. He spends much of his free time running and target shooting.