Meet Our Called Servants

Meet Our Called Servants
Jesus said, "All people will know you are my disciples, if you love one another." Our Lord made service a key component of life for Christians. Our called pastors shepherd us with God's Word, the Bible, to help us see our Christian life under the Son, Jesus. Our pastors are the spiritual leaders of our congregation. Take a look and see how each one is serving God, and how God might use them in your life.  Feel free to contact them. 

Benjamin P. Schaefer
Position: Administrative Pastor
Duties: Leadership, Adult Education, Worship, Elders

Brief Bio
Greetings in Jesus! I grew up in Minneapolis, MN, with loving parents and two awesome brothers. My dad served as a pastor and I learned that there was something special about telling people about Christ Jesus.  The Lord allowed me to attend St. Croix Lutheran High in West St. Paul, and then Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. I moved on to Wiscosin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI and graduated in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity.  On July 5, 2009, I was ordained and installed into the Holy Ministry at First German. I'm blessed to call this home, and I hope you'll join me here to learn of God's love in Christ.

My wonderful wife is Anna and we've been married since 2009. We have four beautiful daughters, Ruth, Dorothea, Vivian, and we recently welcomed daughter #4: Alice. I look forward to taking my wife and daughters on dates, reading books, playing basketball, and talking with people about Jesus. 

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Melissa Christensen

Position: Church & School Secretary (hired position)

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