The Rev. Dr. Phil Booe is a husband to Becky and father to Alex and Katie. Originally from North Carolina, he currently serves as pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, Minnesota (LCMS). He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University, an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and a D.Min. from Bethel University in Congregational Counseling and Catechetics.
Pr. Phil Booe
Lutheran Pub is a website hosting friendly conversations around theology and culture from a Lutheran perspective.
Tawnia Hoehne is a freelance writer who creates web content for businesses and non-profit organizations across the upper Midwest. She lives with her husband, Steve, on a dairy farm in rural Frazee, Minnesota. Tawnia is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church (LCMS), Corliss, Mn.
James Herbert Helms, Jr.
James Helms is a budget analyst who lives with his wife and two daughters in Maryland near the border of Washington, D.C. He holds a Master of Divinity from Liberty University. His intention is to eventually become a pastor within the LCMS. His local congregation is Redeemer Lutheran (LCMS) in Hyattsville, MD.
Anna is a teacher at an outdoor school in Minnesota. She's also a proud alumnus of Concordia University Wisconsin, where she studied environmental science and education. When she's not teaching, she loves to hike, canoe, rock climb, read, write, and laugh!
Pr. James Hageman
The Rev. James Hageman is the pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Overland, Mo. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Joseph Goodroad is a college student at Park University. He plans to finish a BS in Accounting with a minor in Business Management in the Spring of 2020, after which his plan is to go to Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana to begin pastoral formation. His church family is Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Kearney, MO.
Eric Hageman is an appellate attorney in Washington, DC. His church home is Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Alexandria, VA.
Joseph Durfee is husband to Lauren and father to Jacob, Hannah, and Noah. He serves the Lord as a public school instrumental music teacher. Joseph and his family attend Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS), in Hebron, CT.
Pr. Thomas Van Hemert
The Rev. Thomas C. Van Hemert has been the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Center Point, Iowa, since June 2020. He holds an M.Div. (2020) from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to seminary, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Psychology (2015). He is a native of Muscatine, Iowa. Pr. Van Hemert and his wife Elizabeth enjoy the outdoors, staying active, and various other activities.