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Pastor Meyer is the fourth of six children, the son of a pastor and brother to two pastors. He
has served as missionary pastor in the boot heel of Missouri; pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran
Church and School in Woodworth, IL; and was installed as Pastor at Hope on June 25, 2016.
He attended Concordia University Texas, Austin, Texas, graduating with a communications
major and Biblical languages minor, and then attended Concordia Seminary St. Louis, gradu-
ating in 2005. He has lived in Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma,
Missouri, Illinois. Pastor Meyer and his wife, Christine, are blessed with four children:
Timmy, Lucy, Cooper, and Boaz.
In addition to regular pastoral duties, including leading Divine Services and Bible study on
Sunday mornings, teaching confirmation classes, and visiting homebound members, Pastor
Meyer also teaches: a young-adult Bible study for college-aged young men and women; Bible
lessons at Hope's Anchored Summer Day Camps;and leads youth group meetings and events
for our 1st-6th grade, and 7-12th grade youth groups. He writes frequently about Christian
faith and life on his blog, Baptized into Christ; and produces catechism and other teaching
videos on Hope's Youtube channel. Pastor Meyer also serves our church body as a speaker for
LCMS Rural and Small Town Missions conferences and webinars.
Dr. Abbott has studied music, English, and theology, combining them all with a love of church
music for all ages. She also enjoys traveling and languages. She, her husband, and two
daughters began attending Hope in 2010.
Tracy and her husband been members at Hope since 1991. They have two grown daughters,
a new son-in-law, and a nineteen year old son. Tracy recently retired from 23 years of home schooling, began filling the secretary's role in August of 2017, and manages Hope's website.