Pastor Ben Schaefer
My family and I are thrilled to call Redding home. The beautiful scenery, the outdoor activities, the great people, and best of all--no snow to shovel! (We moved from Wisconsin FYI, so yeah...)
My wife Anna and I have five beautiful, vibrant daughters: Ruth, Dorothea, Vivian, Alice, and Louisa. (Yes, we have lots of pink and many princess parties at my house.) Anna is an organizing genius who keeps our household in loving order, filled with music and song.
In my spare time, I enjoy taking my wife and daughters on dates, reading, playing any competitive sport or activity, studying history, drinking coffee (lots of coffee), traveling, getting to know people, and helping people grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. I look forward to learning your story.
Ministry Training: B.A. from Martin Luther College 2005
Vicar in Mission Setting at Shepherd of the Mountains, Reno, Nevada (2007-2008)
Master's of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary 2009
Master's of Systematic Theology from WLS 2019 (pending)
Administrative Pastor at First German Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, WI (2009-2018)
Pastor at Mt. Calvary since Fall 2018