Rev. Craig D. Otto - Pastor Otto has served at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee's Summit since August of 2004. He grew up in the Kansas City North area and attended Oak Park High School. He received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Mizzou, then worked four years at Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis. He completed his Master of Divinity degree at Concordia Seminary, then served as Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, Missouri from 1995-2004. Craig and his wife Becky have two children, Emma and Vincent.
He enjoys photography, oil painting, hiking, running, biking on trails, reading, baseball and family time. He studies Scripture daily and loves the challenge of learning. He says he went into ministry to serve others, to be a daily follower of Jesus, and to point the way for others to know the Lord.
His confirmation verse: "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes, first for the Jew and then for the Gentile," Romans 1:16.
You may email Pastor Otto at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome, Rev. Steve Andrews, Jr., Associate Pastor! Pastor Andrews was installed on November 19, 2017. He previously served as the Associate Pastor of Family Ministry at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville, Minnesota. He graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in History. He then graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 2013. Pastor's family includes his wife, Hannah, and their daughters, Talia and Eliana.
Pastor Andrews enjoys time with his family. He also enjoys woodworking, bicycling, running, disc golfing, and Blues' hockey. He admits to being a nerd in several ways, as he both enjoys movies and board games, and actually likes numbers and spreadsheets. One of his favorite parts of pastoral ministry is that he regularly gets to bring the gifts of God to His children.
His confirmation verse is Psalm 23:1 - "Yahweh is my Shepherd; I shall not want."
You may email Pastor Andrews at: email@example.com