Pastor Scherbarth grew up on a farm in western Nebraska, graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a B.A in Classics. He received his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary St. Louis. While at Lincoln, he met his lovely wife, with whom he has four wonderful children. Pastor Scherbarth served in the Nebraska National Guard. While serving he was activated and deployed to Iraq during operation Iraqi Freedom. Pastor Scherbarth served as pastor at Atonement Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, California before accepting the call to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cheney.