Rev. Joel T. Dieterichs
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO Pastor Dieterichs played baseball and went to a Lutheran Church with his parents and two siblings. Like his older sister, he attended preK to 8th grade.at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Des Peres, just west of St. Louis. He attended public high school and university (Truman State U in Missouri), and enjoyed being back among the Lutherans when he enrolled for classes at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He was blessed to learn from some of the world's foremost biblical scholars and pastors and, by the grace of God, to achieve his Masters of Divinity.
Pastor is married to Yanti Sianipar Dieterichs. He has three children.
Beside church events, theology, preaching, and teaching, Pastor loves playing guitar, singing, and sharing music. He enjoys time with family out in nature and indoors. All of the Dieterichs enjoy watching movies, seeing new places, and enjoying the company of other believers.
"And now to God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine...", all glory, praise, honor, and worship. Amen! Ephesians 3:20-21
James W. Hurst
Jim Hurst is a born and raised Greater Clevelander. Growing up in North Ridgeville, he attended St. John, Lutheran School in Elyria and Lutheran High School West in Rocky River. Jim is a 1990 graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, graduating with a BA in elementary and secondary education with majors in English and Life Science. Jim taught in Lutheran elementary schools in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Cleveland before joining the Calvary family as Deacon in 2000.
Jim loves to teach, hang with the youth group, spend time with his daughter, and work on classic cars with his car club.
His duties at Calvary include Youth and Education, Worship Technology and Planning, & Music Coordination. Please join Jim and the Calvary family in Showing Everyone Life in Christ!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Born and raised in the Cleveland area, Lisa attended Luther Memorial Elementary School and graduated from Lutheran West High School. She married in 1987 and has one son.
Lisa also worked as a Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, and Office Manager of the West Park Christian Reformed Church until the church closed in 2014.