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Rev. Dr. P Wayne Zschech Bio
When “Pastor Wayne” Zschech (pronounced “check”) began his call as senior pastor at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Haddonfield on March 1, 2006 in a way he was coming home. He grew up fifteen minutes away in Cinnaminson where he graduated from CHS in 1982 before attending and graduating from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in Chemistry in 1986. He attended and received his Master of Divinity degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) in 1991 and later that year married his wife, Kate. He was ordained on April 3, 1992 at his home church of Saint John’s Lutheran Church of Mayfair in Philadelphia, the church in which he was baptized and confirmed, before beginning his first call as yoked pastor (one pastor shared between two churches of different denominations) in his first call for Hope American Lutheran Church in Fallon, MT and The Community Presbyterian Church in Terry, MT from 1992-1993. He then went on to serve as associate pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna, VA from 1993-1997, which during that time their daughter Brie was born. He then accepted the call to serve as pastor of Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Dover, DE from 1997-2006. In 2009 he completed and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from LTSP with an emphasis on how the baptism of a child can be the opportunity for parents to embrace and/or nurture their own journey of faith as a disciple of Christ so they may be a more authentic model of the Christian faith to their child.
“There are three things I enjoy most about being a pastor; celebrating the good news of the resurrection and the hope it offers with the people of God in the Word and sacrament of worship, helping people discover the wonder and joy of living your life as a disciple of Christ and the stories of the Bible, and sleeping on the floor of a church every July in North Carolina after working in the hot sun with 15-20 youth building a house for Habitat for Humanity.”
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