Our Staff

Pastor Corey Aker - Pastor

Pastor Aker is originally from Rapid City, SD. He is a graduate of Rapid City Central H.S. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from Black Hills State University. Pastor Aker graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2007 and served as Sole Pastor and Senior Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Paducah, KY from 2007-2016. He was installed as Faith's Senior Pastor on August 14, 2016. Pastor Aker and his wife, Brooke, have four children.  You can contact him at 605-332-3401.

Pastor Jason Rensner - Associate Pastor

Rev. Jason  E. Rensner  was born in Park Ridge, IL on January 14, 1964.  Pastor Rensner was awarded a B.A. in Political Science and History from Valparaiso University in Indiana.  In May of 1991 Pastor Rensner was awarded the degree of Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  His field work was done at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Otto, Mo in 1987/1989. Pastor Rensner was ordained into the Holy Ministry on July 21, 1991.  Pastor Rensner has served congregation in Dallas, TX, Panama City Beach, Florida and most recently serving Faith Lutheran Church in Shumway IL where he has served since 1996.  Pastor Rensner and family are thrilled to be starting ministry among the good people of Faith - Sioux Falls.   

Pastor Rensner has an incredible wife Kris, soon to be 28 years.  Pastor and Kris have children ranging in age from 27-11.  Pastor Rensner is and remains a loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs. Contact Pastor Rensner at 605-332-3401.

Ms. Gail Trantina - Administrative Assistant

Gail Trantina is a long-time member of Faith Lutheran Church. After retiring from her work with the City of Sioux Falls, she joined the team at Faith as our administrative assistant in August of 2019. Contact Gail at 605-332-3401.

Ms. Stephanie Leonard - Facility Manager

Stephanie has been serving as Faith's full-time facility manager since May 2024. Please contact Stephanie if you would like to use the gym (Christian Life Center) or one of Faith's classrooms or if you have other facility or property related questions. You can contact her at 605-332-3401.

Mrs. Shelly Hoefs - Health and Wellbeing Ministry