I am pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, having been installed on February 15, 2009. I have been a pastor since June 1987.
I am married to Penny Schuessler. We were married on June 23, 1984 in Decatur, IL. We have two adult children: Rachael Beckemeyer (married to Brandon Beckemeyer) and Matthew Schuessler
I grew up in Decatur, IL, attended school at the Lutheran School Association through 8th grade, graduated from Eisenhower High School and received my Bachelor of Arts from Millikin University, Decatur in 1983. I received my Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. MO in 1987.