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 new 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.

Vicar Jordan Jacobsen - Specific Ministry Pastoral (SMP) Candidate

Vicar Jordan is a pastor's kid who has always had an eye toward service. From a career in the US Marines to his current career as a Firefighter for Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue, Jordan looks to serve. It's this heart of service that has led him down the road toward becoming a bi-vocational pastor in Sioux Falls. He is currently a student vicar at Faith doing his course work remotely through Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis. We believe the Lord is leading us toward planting a new ministry in Sioux Falls and Vicar Jordan will transition into the main pastor there! Jordan is married and has three children. You can contact Vicar Jordan 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.

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 605332-3401.