More about Pastor Brian: Pastor Brian began serving First Lutheran as Pastor August 1, 2014. Over-the-Rhine has been experiencing significant revitalization in recent years. Pastor Brian is excited to be in a position to work with the First faith community in finding ways to faithfully engage the many new opportunities that are being presented as the neighborhood is transformed. Prior to coming to First, Pastor Brian served as Mt Zion Lutheran's pastor in Hudson, Wisconsin for 10 years. He began his ministry serving fours years as Youth and Family minister at Our Savior's, Sandwich, Illinois. He is a graduate of Augustana College and Luther Seminary.
More about Tyler: Tyler is a first-year Master of Divinity student at Luther Seminary. Born and raised in Temple, Texas, Tyler grew up in the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod (LCMS) and transitioned to the ELCA in 2017. Tyler studied at Texas A&M University where he graduated with a degree in Economics in 2013. He and his husband Matthew live in Cincinnati with their dog "Luther". Matthew is pursuing his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Tyler has a passion for learning languages like Spanish, German, Norwegian, French, and more.
More About Dan: Dan received his MDiv from United Lutheran Seminary (Philadelphia) in 2018 before moving to Cincinnati and finding a worshiping community at First. Joining our staff in 2019 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dan coordinates our social media platforms and zoom worship, keeping the First Lutheran community connected even as we are physically distant. Dan currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Randi.
More about Ben: Ben has been serving as First's worship accompanist since 2013. Ben is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
More about Robert: Robert is a long time Overt-the-Rhine (OTR resident and is passionate about making sure events at First are fantastic.