Staff

Reverend Christopher I. Thoma

Rev. Christopher I. Thoma has served as Pastor at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church since December of 2007. Prior to ordination, Pastor Thoma had been serving as a DCE (Director of Christian Education) since 1995. He enjoys writing, having authored various volumes, hymns, and journal publications. Additionally, he keeps a rather unique blog at www.angelsportion.com. Pastor Thoma is…

Reverend Dr. Jakob K. Heckert

Rev. Dr. Jakob K. Heckert was born in the former Yugoslavia January 13, 1931. He came to the United States in 1950. His study for the office of the holy ministry began in 1951 with prep school at Bronxville, NY and ended 1960 with a MDiv degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. In 1971, he received…

Mrs. Andrea Johnson

Mrs. Johnson has served as a teacher at Our Savior since 1990. She has taught preschool, third grade, and grade combinations including grades three through five, and fifth and sixth.  In addition to her teaching duties she has been the principal since 2011.  Prior to coming to Our Savior, she served as teacher and interim…

Kantor Jonathan Swett

Jonathan is a native of central (Eustis) and north central (Gainesville) Florida.  He studied organ and carillon under Willis Bodine, and graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Music and Organ Performance Certificate in 2003.  At Concordia University Chicago, he studied organ under Dr. Steven Wente, and received his master’s degree…

Mrs. Amy Thompson

Amy grew up in Coloma, Michigan.  She attended Trinity Lutheran School and Church in St. Joseph, Michigan for K-8th grade. Amy’s mother was school secretary for 25 years at Trinity Lutheran. She studied two years at Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, and then transferred to Western Michigan University where she received her Bachelor’s degree. Amy…

Mrs. Amy Kurth

Amy spent her childhood growing up in Clarkston, Michigan.  She studied Elementary Education and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1997.  She completed a Master of Arts Degree, with an emphasis in Reading, in 2004. Amy previously served in the Detroit Public School System from September 1999 to January…