I am pastor at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church. I greatly enjoy leading worship each week and bringing God’s living Word to Troy community. Teaching Bible class each Sunday morning is an exciting and challenging task as we dig deeply into the wonders of God’s Word.
At St. Paul’s School I teach confirmation class for the 7/8 grade class as well as religion one day a week in each of the other classes from K-6 grade. I enjoy leading weekly chapel services on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. for the Preschool – 8th grade and at 1:00 p.m. for the Preschool 3/4 years old classes.
I was born and raised in Decatur, IL and was a student at the Lutheran School in Decatur from K-8th grades. I graduated from Millikin University with a B.A. in religion in 1983 and Concordia Seminary with Master of Divinity in 1987. I have served congregations in Wisconsin and Illinois. I have been pastor of Saint Paul’s since 2009.
I am married to Penny Schuessler, Saint Paul’s current 3 year old preschool teacher. I have 2 grown children – Rachael and Matthew. I enjoy reading, photography, train watching and model railroading. Serving the Lord is the heart and center of my life.
Most weekday mornings you can find me in or around the church office, in one of the classrooms or spending time with the children. I am available afternoons for those who would like to have me visit them in their homes.
Please feel free to email me at any time.
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