Staff

Reverend Christopher I. Thoma

Reverend Christopher I. Thoma serves as Senior Pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church & School in Hartland, Michigan. Having become deeply involved in issues pertaining to church and state, Thoma engages regularly with executive, legislative, and judicial leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. He labors in this way not only to bring…

Reverend Rodney Zwonitzer

Reverend Rodney E. Zwonitzer serves as associate pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church & School in Hartland, Michigan. Pastor Zwonitzer is what some would call a second career pastor. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming in 1971. From 1971 to 1984 he served in marketing executive positions…

Deaconess Sara Bielby

Deaconess Bielby grew up near Flint, MI, attending grades K-8 at St. Paul Lutheran School. After high school, she attended the University of Michigan, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. During college, she was active at University Lutheran Chapel, growing in faith and developing an interest in mission and service. After college, she worked for…

Mrs. Kathryn Pezzica

Kathryn attended Lutheran schools in Springfield, Illinois from first grade through college.  She attended Concordia, Chicago where she met her husband, Daniel, who is now an LCMS pastor.  For the past 10 years they lived in Sherman Oaks, California.  She served there as a preschool teacher at Sherman Oaks Lutheran Children’s Center.  They moved to…

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…