Pastor Frey was born in Detroit, Michigan, where his Father served as a pastor. He began his training for the Ministry at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan. After earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree at Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin, he attended The Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin, where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree. For ten years Pastor Frey served Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hart, Michigan. For the past thirty years he has been serving St. Paul Lutheran Church In Belleville, Michigan. During those years he has served as a Circuit Pastor, and also as a contributing editor to The Motley Magpie. He was married for thirty-eight years to Sandra, whom the Lord called to her eternal home in August of 2017, and God blessed their union with four children, two of whom are also serving in the Holy Ministry, and soon to be sixteen grandchildren.