About Us

Pastor John

Pastor John Rothfusz was baptized as a child of God after his birth.  He grew up in Atlantic, Iowa, as the son of a Lutheran pastor.  He graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in economics, and then from Luther seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota with a MDiv.  His first call was at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Arenzville from 1997 until the end of 2005.  He began serving at Faith Lutheran in January, 2006.  He is also active in the Via DeCristo community, the Washington Ministerial Association, and is Dean of the Northern Conference of the Synod.

Pastor John is married to Pastor Elise Rothfusz, and she serves as an Associate Pastor at Salem Lutheran in Peoria.  They have three children, Daniel, David and Anna, who bring lots of joy to their lives.  Pastor John enjoys singing, reading, hiking and sharing with family and friends.  He loves gathering with the people of Faith to share together in the Lord.

Contact Pastor at the church at 309-745-9306 or at pastor@shareourfaith.org

Church Secretary

Martha Heberer began working as the church secretary at Faith Lutheran Church in 1993 when her children were in preschool in the child care center.  Martha is a vital resource for the congregation because she provides steadfast support for the staff, the church council and the congregation.   The entire church is grateful for her hard work and dedication.  Martha has been married to her husband, John, for 25 years.  They have three children, Nick, Brian and Caitlin, and a dog named Tucker.

Contact Martha by calling 309-745-9306 or at faithlth@shareourfaith.org

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