Our Savior Lutheran Church

Love God. Love People. Live Like Jesus

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OSLC Ministry Staff

Brian Banke
Lead Pastor

Bio

Brian Banke has been the lead pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church since 2010. He received his BA from Point Loma Nazarene University and Master of Divinity Degree from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis.

Brian served from 2002 to 2010 as a Navy/Marine Corps. Reserve Chaplain, deploying to Iraq in 2007-2008. He has served in a number of leadership roles with the Northwest District and served in volunteer and staff leadership roles with FiveTwo.

He and his wife Dawn have been married since 1995 and have four children living at home.

His personal mission statement is “Passionately pursuing God while developing disciples and leaders on the journey.”

Brian has a deep love for God, his community and the people of Our Savior.

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Matt Cario
Director of Discipleship

Bio

More info coming soon...

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Gerod Bass
Director of Worship Arts

Bio

Gerod is a 7th generation northern California transplant who still loves his bay area teams (49ers and Giants) much to the chagrin of many of his friends up here in the Northwest. He, his wife, Kari and their wonderful son, Taylor have been a part of the Our Savior family since 2009. Gerod loves his job and often wonders why he gets paid for having so much fun and impacting so many lives for Christ through his music and youth ministry. Gerod has a passion for baseball, golf, video production and he is a song writer and recording artist.

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Tracy Schlatter
Director of Outreach & Connections

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Tracy is a Cajun born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. She moved to Tacoma in her twenties to help plant a church and lead outreach teams in the inner city. After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, she married her husband John and put down roots in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoyed classroom teaching for over 10 years before joining the OSLC ministry team in 2008. She and her husband have three, adult children who still keep them very busy. Tracy and John love to entertain, hike, and travel.

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Theresa Haines
Youth Minister

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Theresa enjoys living in the light of Christ and the occasional lightsaber fight. Having grown up all around the United States in a military family, she values the love and support her parents and other mentors gave to her during her adolescence. This formed a passion for young people that do not have these circumstances, which called her to DCE ministry. She recently graduated with a Masters of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Missouri. Go Tigers! When she can find spare time she spends it with her husband, cat, cooking, and getting outside.

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Shelly Lindow
Minister of Outreach & Connections

Bio

more info to come...

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Kirk Van Natta
Minister of Care

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Kirk is officially a Specialized Pastoral Minister and chaplain, but serves as a full time estimator for Lakes Body shop and part time in the Care ministry at Our Savior Lutheran Church. He loves people and working with people. Some of his favorite things are family, sports, cooking and woodworking. God has blessed Kirk with many talents but a master of only one and that is allowing God to use him wherever he is needed. He's nothing without God and others working along side him working and growing together.

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Sue Bratz
Director of Operations

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Sue has been on staff at OSLC since the mid-90's, as a bookkeeper and administrator. She lives in the Puyallup area with her husband Bruce.

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Matt Kees
Minister of Media & Technical Arts

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Matt has been a member of OSLC since 1993. He has been on staff in several roles, including singles, music, website/social media - and now technical arts.

In addition to working for OSLC, Matt is the layout designer for Worship Musician Magazine and Collectible Guitar Magazine.

Since 2003, Matt has been the Director of the Christian Musician Summit conference, held annually in Issaquah, WA.

Matt runs his own recording studio... DJ's weddings on the side... and plays the guitar with his band The Elevators.

He is married to Kymberly, and they have 4 grown children... Amanda, Keegan, Aidan and Griffin. He enjoys watching the Seahawks and the Mariners, going on Date Nights, grilling meat during the summer, and playing with his dog, Laz.

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PRESCHOOL STAFF

Robin Holm - Director/Teacher
Dawn Banke - Teacher

SUPPORT STAFF

Lisa Grant - Assistant to Lead Pastor
Angela Wolf - Assistant to Kids' & Youth Ministry
Dawn Banke - Kids' Sunday Morning Program Leader
Diane Zimmermann - Choir Director
Pam Schoenholtz - Office Manager
George Shook - Finance Manager
Susan Wakeman - Receptionist
Julie Bussard - Receptionist
Bruce Robel - Facility Manager