Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, Rev. Dr. Christopher Ascher will be visiting and having interviews with the Search Committee, Elders, Council, teachers, and staff. We plan to have an informal congregational meet and greet, 5:30–6:30 pm, on Friday the 27th.

Pastor Ascher is the sole pastor at Resurrection Lutheran in Sioux Falls, SD ( He is a 2003 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Concordia in May 2014. His first call was to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron, SD. In November 2005, he was installed as the sole pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. He received his undergraduate degree in Elementary and Middle School Education from KU in 1999 before heading to seminary. He is married to Laurie, and they have four children.

South Dakota District President’s comments: “Pastor Ascher is a highly-motivated individual who has been used by God to turn around his current parish from being somewhat self-focused to having a more forward looking, outreach-oriented plan for ministry … His greatest strengths are observed to be in stewardship and in his support of Lutheran education.”

Please plan to join us Friday evening, July 27, in the Commons Area anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 to say “Hi” to Pastor Ascher. You may listen his sermons online at Resurrection’s website shown above.