Rev. Ross Engel (on right) seated with LCMS President, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison (on left)
Rev. Ross Engel was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana with his bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology. He then attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and received his M.Div in 2006.
Pastor Engel's first call was as the associate pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, in Lutz, Florida. His focus there was youth and family ministries. He served there from August 2006 until September 2010.
He has joyfully served St. Peter's as the sole/senior pastor since September 26, 2010.
Pastor Engel also serves as a Chaplain (LT) in the US Navy Reserves and enjoys the opportunity to share the hope that we have in Christ with those who serve in our Nation's Armed Forces.
Pastor Engel enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, studying and discussing the Word of God in their original languages (Greek and Hebrew) and the Lutheran Confessions of our church (occasionally over a good cigar), competing in Scottish Highland games and appreciates facing the joys and challenges that each day brings.