John Hetrick serves as our Minister of Family Life. In this role, he compliments and supports Pastor Dave's Word and Sacrament ministry through caring for and equipping all our families - from preschool to grief support – in all our unique shapes, sizes, and circumstances. Our high school youth ministry, under John’s guidance, is focused on making an IMPACT - Inspired Moments Preparing Authentic Christian Teens.
He is a second career minister - previously caring for God's creation as a landscape designer and contractor. John has been a member of Concordia since 1993 and served in many volunteer ministry capacities through the years. He joined our staff in 2006 as our Ministry Coordinator – to help lead us through a pastoral vacancy – and was called by the congregation in 2009 to serve as our Minister of Family Life.
John is a graduate of Eastern (now Palmer Theological) Seminary's School of Christian Ministry and The University of Delaware. He is a true tri-stater - born in Pennsylvania, raised in New Jersey, and settled in Delaware. Outrageously happily married to his Minnesota-born and life-long Lutheran wife, Deb - they are blessed with two adult children, Amanda and Matthew. John enjoys (making and listening to) music and any outdoor activity with family and friends.