• 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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  • The Lohmeyers - Missionary Family

    Bill and Nicole Lohmeyer serve the Lord as LCMS missionaries in the Dominican Republic. In his role as a career missionary, Bill finds ways to make mercy ministry projects, such as a group home for disabled children, financially self-sufficient through the creation of local micro-businesses. He trains workers for these mercy projects and micro-businesses and works with local church plants to create long-term sustainability plans. Nicole is serving as a GEO (globally engaged in outreach) missionary. She works with the students and staff at Concordia Lutheran School. Her work involves curriculum development and planning, teacher training and student mentoring.

    Bill and Nicole were both raised in Pennsylvania and met at Penn State, where Bill earned degrees in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Management, and Nicole graduated with a Secondary Education Degree.  After moving to North Carolina, Bill worked 12 years at IBM as an engineer and Project Manager, while Nicole held various teaching positions in public, Christian, and home schools. Kiersten and Karissa were born in North Carolina and, like their parents, are very excited to serve in the mission field. Bill exclaims, "We are truly excited to find this opportunity to serve the Lord and those in need in the Dominican Republic!" Nicole adds, "It's been amazing to see how God has allowed everything to fall into place to make our missionary service possible." Kiersten and Karissa are looking forward to teaching English to their new classmates as they learn Spanish themselves.

    Please pray for the Lohmeyer family and their successful adjustment to a new language and culture in the Dominican Republic and that God would bless them with good health.

  • Rev. Ted Krey - Missionary Pastor

    Rev. Ted and Rebecca Krey serve in the Dominican Republic, where Ted works with future pastors, deacons, and deaconesses. Ted also serves alongside co-missionary Rev. Walter Ries, of Brazil, to establish a theological education program to train more Lutherans to serve in the church. Ted and Walter are also working to establish the first LCMS congregations in the country. Pray for them and that the Lord would bless the preaching of His Word. Prior to moving to the Dominican Republic, Ted served in Venezuela for eight years, and Rebecca joined him after they were married in June 2008.

    Ted and Rebecca's daughter, Esther, was born in April 2009 and their son, Matthias, was born in November 2010.

    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.

  • Jay Kitzmiller - Leadership Team

    Jay Kitzmiller is serving his third year 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 ESV)

  • Lynne Springer - Leadership Team

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

    Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26 ESV) The things we have accomplished and the things yet to be done are not by us alone but with God's guidance according to his plan. 

  • Keith Merchant - Leadership Team

    Keith Merchant is serving his second year on the leadership team.

    A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. (Isaiah 40:3 ESV)

  • Scott Warner - Leadership Team

    This is Scott’s first 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)

  • Francis Blanchard - Leadership Team

    This is Fran’s first year serving on the Leadership Team.

    And the King will answer them, "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."(Matthew 25:40 ESV)

  • Barry Post - Leadership Team

    Barry Post is serving his second year on the leadership team at Jordan.

    God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend. For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour. Job 37:5-6 (ESV)