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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Heidi is also a Concordia Wisconsin grad. 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 is passionate about teaching God's Word, especially regarding heaven and the resurrection, creation, apologetics, and more. Pastor Janneke's new blog is called "Times of Refreshing." You can contact Pastor Janneke at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lan has been serving at Faith since June of 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 email@example.com.