Our Staff

Pastor Corey Aker - Senior 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 new Senior Pastor on August 14, 2016. Pastor Aker and his wife, Brooke, have four chidren.  You can learn more about Pastor Aker on his blog, Armor of God. You can contact him at pastoraker@gmail.com. 

Pastor Kory Janneke - Associate Pastor

Pastor Janneke is originally from Southern IL. He is a graduate of Christ our Savior Lutheran H.S. in Evansville, IL; Concordia University, Mequon, WI; and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. He was ordained and installed at Faith on July 22, 2012. Pastor Janneke and his wife, Heidi, have four young children. Pastor Janneke enjoys being outdoors - road biking, walking/hiking with Gus (the Jannekes' chocolate lab), (attepmting to) golf, raising chickens, and last but not least, he is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Pastor Janneke's blog is called Times of Refreshing. You can contact Pastor Janneke at kory.janneke@gmail.com.

Mrs. Rebecca Wiemer - Director of Youth and Family Outreach

Rebecca Drewitz, a 2018 graduate of Concordia University Chicago, was installed as Faith's Director of Youth and Family Outreach on July 22, 2018.  Rebecca is a trained Director of Christian Education (DCE). She completed her DCE Internship at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN in 2017-2018. She is originally from Brunswick, MO. She and her husband, Tom, were married in June 2018. Rebecca's work at Faith focuses on serving our youth, young adults, and families with the Gospel. You can contact Rebecca at dcewiemer@gmail.com. 

Mrs. Lan Kuhlmann - Office Administrator

Lan has been serving at Faith since June, 2014. Lan previously worked at The Alpha Center, Sioux Falls' Crisis Pregnancy Center.  Lan was adopted from Vietnam and raised in a Christian home in Rapid City, SD.  She and her husband, Anthony, were married in 2012. They Kuhlmanns have one daughter. They enjoy being out in God's creation, especially if it involves running, hiking, or other ways of staying active. You can contact Lan at dmf.lutheran@gmail.com. 

Mr. Tim Symes - Facility Manager

Tim has been serving as Faith's part-time facility manager since the summer of 2018. Please contact Tim 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 Tim at sramsfan@aol.com.