The Rev. Michael Wilker enjoys opening the doors of God’s love to our neighborhood and nation. Before coming to Reformation in 2011, Pastor Mike served as the president of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. He previously served bilingual congregations in New York and California. He’s a graduate of St. Olaf College and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He grew up on a hog farm in southern Minnesota (and was the state 4-H reserve swine showman!). Now he and his family live in the church’s parsonage on Capitol Hill. When he’s not slacking off, he enjoys running marathons.
Rev. Michael Rinehart is Bishop of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a community of over one hundred congregations, campus ministries, retreat centers, and other agencies. He studied music at Valparaiso University, a Lutheran university in Valparaiso, Indiana. He received his Master of Divinity at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He lives in Montgomery, Texas with his wife and children.
Falastin Hassan currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. She is a former refugee from Somalia and was resettled in the U.S. by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota in 2005. Falastin has lived in several refugee camps in Kenya and is very thankful to have been resettled in the U.S. Currently working for Lutheran Social Service as the Senior Refugee Specialist, she works as the reception and placement caseworker.