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. Pastor Aker was installed as Faith's new Senior Pastor on August 14, 2016. Pastor Aker and his wife, Brooke, have four chidren. The Akers feel blessed to have received the Lord's call to serve at Faith Lutheran! You can learn more about Pastor Aker on his blog, Armor of God. You can contact him at pastoraker@gmail.com.ย 

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 in Mequon, WI; and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Pastor Janneke and his wife, Heidi, have four young children. Heidi is also a Concordia Wisconsin graduate. Pastor Janneke enjoys being outdoors - road biking, walking/hiking with Gus (the Jannekes' chocolate lab), golf, photography, gardening, and last but not least, St. Louis Cardinals baseball! Pastor Janneke is passionate about teaching God's Word, especially the theology of heaven and the resurrection, creation, apologetics (defending the faith), biblical stewardship, and more. You can contact Pastor Janneke at kory.janneke@gmail.com.

Mrs. Lan Kuhlmann (Office Administrator)

Lan has been serving at Faith for the past three years (since June, 2014). Lan previously worked at The Alpha Center, Sioux Falls' Crisis Pregnancy Center. ย Lan was adopted from Vietnam and raised in a Christian home in Rapid City, SD. ย She and her husband, Anthony, were married in 2012. They Kuhlmanns have a daughter, Ana. The Kuhlmanns 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.ย