Pastor Ron Glusenkamp joined Desert Hills Lutheran Church as our Interim Pastor on June 1, 2021. He is a graduate of Concordia Senior College and a graduate of Christ Seminary – Seminex. He was ordained in 1981. Pastor Ron has served four congregations: Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO; St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kansas City; and Gethsemane Lutheran Church, St Louis, MO. He was also the Vice President of Customer Relations for what is now Portico, was a guest Lutheran Preacher on Day 1, and served in the ELCA churchwide office. Finally, he is a published author.
Pastor Ron and his lovely wife, Sue Ann, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary in July. They have three adult children: Nate and his wife Laura, who have a 19 month old daughter, Grace Anne; Noah and his wife, Caroline, who are parents to two month old Theo; and Hannah Grace, who graduates in July with her Masters in Counseling.
Pastor Ron is a yeastologist (bread and pretzel baker) and enjoys bike riding. As a pastor, he listens, prays, preaches, teaches, and invites neighbors, friends, and members to let their light shine. His favorite part of being a pastor is telling and celebrating the story of Jesus and his love.
Pastor Ron shares that “it’s great to be here!” Please introduce yourself to him after services.