Serving Our Congregation

Rev. Joe and Deaconess Dr. Jennie Asher

We are blessed to have Rev. Joseph and Deaconess Dr. Jennie Asher serving our congregation.

Rev. Joe and Deaconess Dr. Jennie Asher serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Germany. Joe serves as the pastor of Kaiserslautern Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC), which serves the surrounding English-speaking community. He also reaches out and serves the United States military personnel living on the military bases in the area.

Jennie assists with ministry to the women and children in the congregation and organizes various fellowship opportunities. In addition, she works with the LCMS partner church in Germany, Selbständige Evangelisch—Lutherische Kirche (SELK), to coordinate short-term missionaries from the United States who come to Germany to assist in reaching out to refugees. Jennie also serves the LCMS as a facilitator for online missiological studies offered to other LCMS missionaries.

Joe and Jennie are members of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Apostles, Melrose Park, Ill. Joe received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Indiana University, Bloomington, his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. In his free time, Joe enjoys writing and traveling.

Jennie received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in special education from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn. She earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies and her deaconess certification from Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., and her doctorate in educational technology from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. In her free time, Jennie enjoys baking, cooking and gardening.

[Bio courtesy of LCMS International Missions]