Meet our staff
Rev. Joel K. Brandt
Pastor Brandt came to us from Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church in Huntington Station, New York, after 33 years of congregational ministry in Michigan and Colorado. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Pastor Brandt also holds a Master’s degree in Library Studies from the University of Michigan, and he served as the founding director of the seminary library at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan,
With three decades of pastoral ministry experience in both large and small congregations, Pastor Brandt brings strong gifts in liturgical leadership, effective pastoral care, Bible study and teaching, and missional mindedness.
Pastor Brandt and his wife, Sue, have four grown children in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and British Columbia, Canada.
Tara lives in Ferndale with her wife, Heather, and their two boys, ages 10 & 12.
Besides her strong Christian faith, she is also a Yoga Instructor.
Tara enjoys travelling and going on adventures with her family.