Our Pastor

Pastor Zachary T. Klumpp was ordained on Saturday, July 15, 2023 and installed as Pastor of the Dual Parishes of Redeemer and Gloria Dei at the same service. His first Divine Services were held on Sunday, July 16 at the respective times at each Church location. Pastor Klumpp was born and raised in south-eastern Michigan and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History from Hillsdale College. He worked in the energy and aviation industries from 2007 to 2014, in Wyoming and Michigan. He married his childhood sweetheart while living in Wyoming, where he also was encouraged by his pastor to consider entering the ministry. Back in Michigan, Zachary worked for several years for a small business producing industrial equipment. In 2019, with a growing family, he began training to become a pastor in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pastor Klumpp served as vicar at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, MN, and graduated from seminary with a Master of Divinity in May, 2023. Pastor Klumpp and Kellie have five children. The family enjoys hiking, foraging for wild foods, board-games, singing, learning local history, and seeing Christ at work in His Church through the Word and sacraments.

The members of both Gloria Dei and Redeemer are very excited to welcome Pastor Klumpp as their new Shepherd and look forward to the journey of faith this new relationship will bring to all members as well as the Pastor and his family.