Pastor Michael Stein was installed at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Beecher, Illinois on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Northern Illinois District President Allan R. Buss was present for the installation.
Also in attendance were Pastors Cory Estby, Ronald Rock, and Julian LaMie. Pastor Estby served Saint Paul’s as vacancy pastor, and congregation president Garry Hunte thanked him in a fellowship gathering after the installation.
Pastor Stein grew up in Carlyle, Illinois, east of Saint Louis. He worked for fifteen years at the post office in Hoyleton, Illinois. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis earlier this year. He was ordained May 31, 2020, at his fieldwork church, Concordia Lutheran Church, Maplewood, Missouri.
He and his wife, Joanne, who has expertise as a doula, enjoy spending family time together, reading, and walking their dogs. With their five children, they enjoy family board games and video games.
Welcome to the Northern Illinois District, Pastor Stein! God bless you as you begin your ministry!