Friedens Lutheran Church Leadership
Friedens Ev. Lutheran Church is blessed to have a leadership team who is truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will.
Friedens' Executive Council
Patrick Schaefer, Head Trustee
Jeff Heine, Chief Councilman
Henry Koch, Pastor
Larry Bowen, Head Elder
Pastor Koch was called to serve as Friedens Ev. Lutheran Church's Pastor, in April of 2008. Prior to that, he served Faith Ev. Lutheran (St. Petersburg, Florida), from 1999 to 2008. Previously, he was assigned in 1989 to Zion Ev. Lutheran (Torrance, California).
The attributes that best describe Pastor Koch as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Friedens Lutheran Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Koch takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.
He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1988, with a Master of Divinity Degree.
Pastor Henry has been happily married for 28 years to his wife, Cindy. They have one son: Nathanael Koch.