David Kummer, Pastor
I'm married to Amira, the best gift Jesus has given me on this side of heaven! We have been blessed with four boys: Ethan, Clark, Bryce, and Grant. I am humbled, indeed!
Growing up in Colorado, I graduated from its flagship university with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. So, illogically, I went to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where eventually I completed The Master of Sacred Theology Degree. My thesis
is entitled The Descent of Darwin: A Theological Understanding of Charles Darwin.
I've served Jesus's people at Grace Lutheran Church and School in Visalia, CA; Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Chicago, IL; and, Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wilmington, DE.
I love all sports for their competition, working out, Indie Rock (current fav is Chad Valley), and my favorite beer at the moment is Sierra Nevada Torpedo.
John Hetrick, Minister of Family Life
I serve as our Minister of Family Life. In this role, I complement and support the congregation's Word and Sacrament ministry through caring for and equipping all our families - from preschool to grief support. Our high school youth ministry is focused on making an IMPACT - Inspired Moments Preparing Authentic Christian Teens.
I am a second career minister - previously caring for God's creation as a landscape designer and contractor. I've been a member of Concordia since 1993, joining our staff in 2006 as our Ministry Coordinator, and being called by the congregation in 2009 to serve as our Minister of Family Life.
I graduated from Eastern (now Palmer Theological) Seminary's School of Christian Ministry and the University of Delaware. I am a true tri-stater - born in Pennsylvania, raised in New Jersey, and settled in Delaware. I'm Happily married to my Minnesota-born wife, Deb - we are blessed with 2 children, Amanda and Matthew. I enjoy (making and listening to) music and any outdoor activity with family and friends.