Pastor Holyer was welcomed to St. Paul in June of 2023, along with his beautiful wife, Miranda, and daughters, Greta & Eleanor. In addition being a husband, a father and serving as a pastor, he enjoys healthy debate, sarcasm, using power tools, reading, watching movies, sports, and the occasional good beer.
After graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, in 2006, Pastor Holyer received his first call to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, OH, serving there until December of 2014. From December 2014 to June 2023, he served as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Lansing, IL, prior to coming to Annapolis.
A favorite quote: [said of God] “For Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee.” – St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions (Book One, part I)
A favorite verse: “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10) This is the verse that I chose at my confirmation at age 14. I believe I was captivated by the Christian martyrs who paid the ultimate price, dying for their faith. As I’ve gotten older, I gained a much deeper appreciation for the daily sacrifices we are called to make for our faith and for all those we are called by Christ to love. Though we do not die for our faith, we are still called to submit our lives to Christ. For me that meant serving as a pastor.
Sandy & Jason Lui, Ellen Phipps, David Lawson
First organization meeting-42 present.
Sunday afternoon services scheduled.
St. Paul, Annapolis, a mission under taking of St. Paul's Glen Burnie.
Vicar C. Querbach of Detroit, MI, began regular duties at Annapolis.
Church party was organized
Worship service held in Annapolis Recreation Center auditorium.
Board of Missions and Church Extension of the Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod assumes responsibility for the Annapolis Mission
Rev. Nau ordained and installed as Pastor of St. Paul, Annapolis
Rogers Heights property purchased as site for new church edifice
Ground broken for new edifice
We believe that by grace God has given us salvation through Jesus Christ. It is this “good news” of God’s inclusive love that is to be proclaimed to all people.
We believe that everyone is important and the whole person is precious in the sight of God. Poverty, injustice, racism, hunger…all these are forms of evil which need to be changed by people committed to the “good news” of God acting through Jesus Christ in our world.
We believe that our Lord is coming again; but, while we wait for his return, we are to love God and our neighbors as ourselves.
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