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 Visitation

    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. 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. 357


  • Christine Ekberg - Director of Ministry Development

    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, families and people of all ages pointing them to Christ. 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


  • Greg Schatz - Director of Adult Discipleship

    After receiving a BFA in Ceramics, Greg began his career as a studio potter. While growing in his faith as an adult, Greg felt called into ministry and attended Concordia University, St. Paul. In 2011, Greg first began serving in ministry in Indiana and then served in Columbus, NE in 2016 before joining OSL in April of 2024. Greg and his wife Kate have a daughter, Romy, and A son Greyson (and his fiancé Macy). Greg loves spending time with family, enjoying a good cup of coffee, and making pottery in his free time. His favorite Bible verses are Ephesians 3:17-18.

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 360

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  • Hannah Cmeyla - Director of Worship Arts

    Hannah started in at Our Savior in 2023. She received a B.A. in Music (Vocal Performance) and and a B.A. in Business Administration, with a Marketing minor from Concordia Nebraska. 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. 

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 361


  • Amy Koozer - Director of Kid's Ministry

    Amy spent her life both serving as a youth director and children’s minister in the church, and as a teacher of students from 1st-12th grade.  She is blessed to be married to Chris, and has three sons: Mitchell, Jay, and Braydan.  She loves hiking, traveling with her family, and drinking Diet Dr. Pepper.  Her favorite verse is Ephesians 2:8-9.

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 362

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  • Sam Schult - Director of Christian Education Intern

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 351

    EMAIL Sam

  • 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.

    (402) 371-9005

  • Tyler Beltz - Interim Director of Member Care

    Tyler began working at Our Savior in January 2024. He has been a member of Our Savior his whole life and was baptized and confirmed here. Tyler graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska in 2011 with a degree in Education and has been teaching and working in organizational administration ever since. Here at Our Savior he works with the Children’s, Youth, Adult, and Online ministries. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:10.

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 356

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  • Carlos Pineda - Technical Arts Coordinator

    Carlos began serving at Our Savior in September 2021. 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 Psalms 92:10!


  • Joseph Hajek - Director of Digital Communications and Media

    Joseph began working at Our Savior in August of 2023. Joseph is a student at Northeast Community College here in Norfolk. He is working to receive a Certificate in Broadcast Production. Through his time here at Our Savior, Joseph will work with youth, tech, and online ministries. He is originally from Columbus, Nebraska. One of his favorite passages from Scripture is Matthew 28:19-20.

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 364

    email Joseph

  • Kylie Sisson - Kids and Youth Music

    Kylie has been a member of OSL her whole life. She became an active member in youth and worship ministry in middle school. She is currently a senior at Norfolk Senior High School and enjoys being involved in anything music related. Since having the opportunity to volunteer at church, Our Savior has become her home away from home. One of her favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11.

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 364

    email Kylie

  • Elizabeth Broders - Kids and Youth Summer Intern

    Elizabeth just finished her first year at Concordia University, Nebraska in Seward. She is going for DCE and Special Education along with her Lutheran Teacher Diploma. Elizabeth will be working with the children and youth ministry, some things include VBS, Wild Wednesdays, and Fireside Chats. Elizabeth is from here in Norfolk and a few of her favorite things are singing, working with kids, bowling, spending time with family and friends, spending time in the word and with Christ and enjoying coffee with anyone around her. One of her favorite Bible verses is Psalm 119:105.

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 351

    email elizabeth

  • Piper Brink - Kids and Youth Summer Intern

    Piper has been a member of Our Savior her whole life, and she just graduated from Norfolk Senior High school. She will be helping with Wild Wednesdays, Fireside Chats, VBS and more. She is also excited to continue her education at Concordia University of Nebraska to one day become a DCE. One of her favorite passages from scripture is Ephesians 4:23-24.

    (402) 371-9005 ext. 351

    email Piper