Children's Sunday School: 9:00 am
Worship: 10:00 am
MEET OUR TEAM
Meet Pastor Benjamin
You could say I didn’t have a chance but to become a Lutheran. I mean, I was born not only in the same country—Germany—, but in the same state (Saxony) as good old Martin! Called to minister at age thirteen, I mostly went to seminary in Germany (at the Georg-August University in Gottingen and the Humboldt-University in Berlin). I was also an exchange student at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. That’s also where I met my wife, Charmaine. When I graduated in 2016, my heart was already in the Dayton-area with the woman who is now my wife. We got married in 2017, while I went through chaplaincy training in a hospital in Cincinnati. St. John’s is the first parish I have the honor of pastoring.
Whenever I’m not doing that, I love to read books or watch movies, travel to Germany or out West, and I’m an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. One more thing I would love to do is have a cup of coffee with you and hear your story. Come on by. The drink’s on me 😉