• Pastor Mike Merker- Lead Pastor

    Pastor Mike is the church planting pastor at Jordan which began in 2009. Prior to arriving at Jordan, Mike served as a long term missionary in Panama as well as time working at Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Mike received his Masters of Divinity at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. During his time in St. Louis he married his wife Melissa. They have 3 children, Helen, Nathan and Daniel.

    "Jordan is a dynamic community of faith that recognizes God's power to renew hearts and minds" says Pastor Mike. "Gathering for worship in a movie theater has been a transformative experience for our community recognizing that God's church is truly present where ever His people are gathered in His name."

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  • Rev. Ted Krey - Missionary Pastor

    Rev. Ted and Rebecca Krey have served in the Dominican Republic since 2009. Ted serves as the regional director for the Latin America and the Caribbean region of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), which encompasses 22 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. He is privileged to oversee 40 missionaries planting churches in 10 countries. Hand in hand with church planting, he works to establish the formation of pastors and deaconesses in Latin America. In 12 countries, Ted also works with partner churches to strengthen them in their church planting efforts and in various other ministry areas. 2017 marks the 10th year of LCMS ministry work being done in the Dominican Republic.

    Ted and Rebecca enjoy spending time with their five beautiful children - Esther, Matthias, Natalia Anna, Evangeline and Azariah.

    Jordan supports Rev. Ted Krey through prayers and financial support as he and his family work to bring the message of salvation to the people of the Dominican Republic.

  • Jeanette Schmidt - Leadership Team

    Jeanette Schmidt is serving her second year on the leadership team.

    "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

  • Scott Scholten - Leadership Team

    Scott Scholten is on the leadership team serving his second year.

    Bur God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

  • Brian Grovenstein - Leadership Team

    Brian Grovenstein is serving his second year on the leadership team at Jordan.

    “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves” Philippians 2:3

  • Scott Warner - Leadership Team

    This is Scott’s third year serving on the Leadership Team. 

    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17 ESV)

  • Karen Montagna - Leadership Team

    This is Karen's first year serving on the Leadership Team.

    And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

  • Michael Lange - Leadership Team

    Michael Lange is serving his first year on the leadership team at Jordan.

    The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

  • Lynne Springer - Leadership Team

    Lynne Springer is serving her first year on the leadership team.

    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1