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Peace is blessed with dedicated individuals who serve God's people.
The Rev. Dr. Dennis A. Kastens
Pastor

rev.kastens@peacelutheranstl.org

Rev. Dennis A. Kastens began his ministry as Senior Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in 1995, after three years of service as Administrative Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since his incumbency at Peace, the congregation has experienced considerable growth. His faithful shepherding has resulted in an increase in av(...more)
Rev. Jon C. Furgeson
Associate Pastor

rev.furgeson@peacelutheranstl.org

Rev. Jon C. Furgeson hails from just outside of Denver, Colorado. He attended college at Concordia University, Nebraska, from which he graduated with majors in Computer Science and in Secondary Education. He continued his studies in Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he met his wife,(...more)

Burnell Hackman
Director of Music Ministry (DMM)

Burnell@peacestlmusic.org

Burnell L. Hackman began serving as Peace’s Director of Music Ministry on January 1, 2013, having previously served as Director of Music Ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arnold since November 2000, where he directed a multi-faceted music program, concert series and oversaw the design and installation of St. John’s 139 ra(...more)

Christina Stackle
Director of Christian Education (DCE)

youth@peacelutheranstl.org

Christina Stackle has served as the Director of Christian Education since 2005.  Her primary focus is on the youth and their families in 6th - 12th grade.  Prior to her call at Peace, Christina served at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall, Missouri and Messiah Lutheran Church in Clio, Michigan.  She received her undergrad in Lu(...more)
Susan Velten
Director of Early Childhood Programs

earlychildhood@peacelutheranstl.org

Sue Velten serves as the Director of Early Childhood Programs for Peace Lutheran Church. The responsibility covers the administration and strategic planning for Peace's Preschool, Parents Day Out, and Daycare programming. In this capacity since 1992 the program has seen considerable growth in not only the number of students but also in the creatio(...more)
TAMMY L. JENSEN
Office Manager

office@peacelutheranstl.org

Tammy Jensen serves as the Office Manager for Peace. In 2001, she began helping in the office as a volunteer. Shortly thereafter, she was asked to work as the M-W-F part-time secretary. A year and a half later, she accepted the offer to serve as Peace's "first full-time" Office Manager. Her position supports the administrative needs of the four ca(...more)
Sara Hopfer
Part-Time Secretary

secretary@peacelutheranstl.org

Sara serves as the part-time secretary at Peace Lutheran Church, working on Thursdays.  She began in this position in August of 2010.  Her primary responsibilities consist of completing a rough draft of the Sunday bulletin, preparing baptism certificates, maintaining the church roster, and printing copies of the children's bulletin. (...more)
 
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