Our Pastor:

Dr. Ival Toepke

Ival was a Vicar for our church in the Specific Ministry Pastor program at Concordia Theological Seminary at Ft. Wayne, Indiana. These are mostly on-line courses with significant weekly homework.  He has been a member of Faith Lutheran Church for 15 years.  He graduated from the two year Lay Minister Training institute in 2005.

Dr. Toepke has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois.  He and his late wife have four children, mostly located in the Akron, Ohio area where seven of his eight grandchildren live.  He is now married  to Elsa, a Lutheran preschool director who graduated from Concordia College, Seward Nebraska.  

Ival’s main interest is evangelism.  He has taught and practiced Evangelism Explosion III, Dialog Evangelism, Heart to Heart, and Contagious Christian evangelism programs over the last forty years at various churches.

Our Secretary:


Lora Whittemore

Head Elder:

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Scott McWhirtier