About Our Pastors
In 2002, Our Savior Lutheran Church and Student Center called the Reverends Michael and Susan Thomas to be their co-pastors. They were serving with the ELCA Division for Global Mission, first at the Vienna Community Church in Vienna, Austria, and then in Jerusalem as co-pastors at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the Old City.
Michael and Susan are both graduates of St. Olaf College and Yale Divinity School. Michael did additional study at Harvard Divinity School. Their campus ministry experience began in Cambridge and Boston. Susan was Lutheran Campus Pastor at MIT and a pastor at University Lutheran Church, surrounded by the Harvard campus. Michael served as Lutheran Campus Pastor at Boston University and Northeastern.
Interestingly, international ministry is not foreign to Our Savior Lutheran Church and Campus Ministry. Previous pastor Michael Fonner, and his wife Leslie Weed-Fonner, left Hanover to do international ministry as well. Pr. Fonner currently serves in Kenya at the Nairobi International Lutheran Congregation.