Meet Our Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Daniel K. Schroeder, Pastor
All Biblical preaching must contain both Law and Gospel. The Law shows us our sin and our need for a Saviour. The Gospel shows us Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, who is our only Saviour from sin. Only those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Saviour can be saved and enter into God's eternal paradise of heaven. Out of love and gratitude for Him who first loved us, we will live lives to God's glory by: 1) Gladly obeying what He commands, and 2) Giving him our heart-felt thanks and praise.
Pastor Dan is a native Nebraskan, born in Wakefield on December 14, 1954. He entered God's family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on February 13, 1955, baptized by his grandfather, The Rev. Dr. Martin A. W. Schroeder. He was then confirmed in his Christian faith on May 18, 1969. He grew up in Emerson and Lincoln, NE. In order to fulfill his pre-theological requisites for the seminary, he attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, where he received his Associate of Arts Degree. He then attended Minnesota State University at Mankato where he received his Baccalaureate degree, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. He then entered Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod where he received a Candidate of Theology (Masters of Divinity) degree. He was ordained into the holy ministry of the Lutheran Church August 28, 1988. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in July of 2010, and subsequently was awarded a life membership in the Epsilon Kappa Lambda Society for Academic Achievement. His doctoral dissertation on Holy Baptism can be viewed by clicking here. During his ministry, he has served congregations in the following locations: Princeton, MN (vicar), several congregations in Australia, two congregations in metro Atlanta, GA, and currently Mighty Fortress in Seward, NE since May of 2004. In addition to his pastoral duties, he serves on the synod's Board of Trustees, and is the chairman of the synod's Comission on Doctrine and Church Relations (CDCR). He also served as the President of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Australia for several years.
Pastor Dan is a commissioned chaplain for the Lincoln Police and Lincoln Fire Rescue Departments, serving in this capacity since May of 1999. He was formerly employed by Lancaster County as a member of the Lancaster County Mental Health Board, retiring from this position in December of 2011.