Here's some quick info about the awesome staff at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Feel free to contact us!
Pastor Lee Weander - Senior Pastor
Pastor Lee began his ministry at OSL as an associate pastor on July 10th, 1994. We are blessed to have Pastor Lee, his wife Trish and two sons, Kenny and Isaac. Pastor Lee loves golf and his favorite chapter in the Bible is Luke 15.
(402) 371-9005 ext.355
Pastor Eric Gradberg - Pastor of member care
Eric has spent his entire life as an active member of Lutheran churches, mainly in the Chicago area. In 2018, he felt called to retire from his career as a professional artist and enter into the ministry. Eric is married and has 2 children. Like many on staff he is a fan of the Chicago Cubs. In his free time he enjoys being endlessly creative and playing with his kids. His favorite bible verse is 1 Peter 3:15.
(402) 371-9005 ext. 353
Pastor Frank Brink - Pastor EMERITUS
Pastor Frank joined the staff of OSL in May of 2008! Pastor Frank is married, has 6 children and 14 grandchildren! Other than his extensive family, Pastor Frank enjoys his motorcycle and is interested in fine wine! He tells us that his favorite bible verse changes, but "today it is Ephesians 2:8-10."
(402) 371-9005 ext. 354
Pastor David Kipp - Pastor EMERITUS
Pastor Dave began service at Our Savior in January of 2022. Dave is married to his wife, Susan. They have two sons and four grandchildren! He as served in various churches since 1992 and thrilled to be assisting with member care here at Our Savior. Pastor Dave's favorite Bible verse is Galatians 2:20!
(402) 371-9005 ext. 351
Christine Ekberg - Director of Family Life
Christine has been at Our Savior serving as the Director of Christian Education since summer of 2008. She is married to Brad and has three children. Her passions are working with youth and families of all ages. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, camping, the Colorado mountains, and coffee!!! She strives to “delight herself in the Lord” in all she does Psalms 37:4.
(402) 371-9005 ext.354
Director of Children's Ministry- in call Process
For information on Children's Ministry please email Pastor Lee and he/other staff will answer your questions to the best of their abilities. Thoughts and prayers are needed and appreciated as we try to fill this important position.
Jordan Miller - Director of Worship Arts
Jordan has been serving as Director of Worship Arts at OSL since August of 2015. He had previously served as an intern and part time DWA since 2013 while still attending Concordia University Nebraska in Seward. Jordan is married to his beautiful wife Kelsey and together, along with their 2 kids, they enjoy movies, exercise, and to cheer on the Chicago Cubs! Jordan's passions are singing for the Lord and using the messenger and ministry of music to glorify God and share the Gospel message. One of his favorite verses is Psalm 33:1-5.
(402) 371-9005 ext. 357
Carlos Pineda - Technical Arts Coordinator
Carlos began serving at Our Savior in September 2021. He is married to his beautiful wife Jocelyne and has 2 amazing little boys. Carlos has been passionate about serving in Worship arts since the age of 12 years old. Starting off in his home church in Crete Nebraska, moving to Lincoln, and most recent for the last 10 years in Wayne Ne. Carlos works with churches all around Nebraska and the country by installing pro audio equipment, training local volunteers and working with pastors on church events for community outreach. Carlos has huge passion for playing music for God, building relationships with new people, and serving. Carlos' favorite bible verse is
(402) 371-9005 ext. 360
Colleen Beltz - Church Secretary
Colleen began working for OSL in January of 2016. Colleen and her husband Dennis have three daughters, one son and seven grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and also likes to travel. Her absolute favorite bible verse is John 3:16.
(402) 371-9005 ext.350
Dennis Beltz - FACILITIES Manager
Dennis began working at Our Savior in 2018. He claims that he wears a florescent shirt everyday so that he is easy to find. His favorite Bible passage is Proverbs 3:5-6.
Hannah Cmeyla - Worship Arts Intern
Hannah recently graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska in Seward. She received a B.A. in Music (Vocal Performance) and and a B.A. in Business Administration, with a Marketing minor. She is originally from Bay City, MI. Hannah loves everything that has to do with music, whether singing or listening. One of her favorite bible passages is Psalm 1.