Rev. Dr. Thomas Thorstad, Th.D.

Pastor Tom, our Senior Pastor, is originally from Minnesota. Prior to coming to First Lutheran, he served at St. Peter’s Lutheran in Sanborn NY. He served overseas in ministry. Pastor Tom and Pr. Deuane have three boys,  Abraham, David, and Joseph. Pastor Tom has a Master of Divinity (TCU) and also a Master in Theology  (GTS), and a Doctor of Theology (TECU).  Rev. Deuane holds a B.Th from LTS in Hong Kong and a Master in Theology from GTS. 


Dianna Wittwer, Church Secretary

Dianna has been the office secretary and receptionist since October 1, 2017.  She is married to Tim, and they have two children, William and Alicebeth. William is married to Jamie. Dianna’s responsibilities are many and varied; they include preparing the weekly worship bulletins, editing and publishing The Messenger (our monthly newsletter) and Annual Report booklets, maintaining our offering records and membership database, email communications, issuing contribution statements and preparing mailings and certificates.