Pastor Gerry Hartke and his wife, Debby moved to Oregon in September, 2003.  They have served at churches in Illinois, Indiana, and Colorado before coming to Ohio.  They have been blessed with eight children (Nathan, Tim, Matt, Andy, Jeremy, Joshua, Jon, Sarah), five of which are now married, one at home and in college, and Jeremy who lives at home.  They have eleven grandchildren.  Pastor grew up in Kansas, Deb in Indiana.  Pastor attended St John's College in Winfield, Kansas, Concordia Senior College in Ft Wayne, Indiana, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri - graduating and ordained in 1976.  Pastor and Deb have a passion for helping people know Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him, a love for children, and a vision to see the local church grow.  

Wendy Kelly is our Preschool Administrator and teacher.

Kim Beckman-Wine is one of our Preschool teachers.

Marianne Kelly is also one of our Preschool teachers.


Jon Hartke is our praise and worship leader, coming on staff as a part-time position in January, 2012.  Jon has developed our praise team ministry since 2003.  Jon and his wife Emily live in Toledo, are the parents of twin boys (Aiden and Noah) and are members of Prince of Peace.

Julie Cox is the church secretary who greets you in the front office at Prince of Peace!  Julie works mornings, Monday thru Friday every week.  She is married to Paul, has three children and two grandchildren.  Julie started as our Secretary in June, 2014.

Joshua Craig is our new Youth Leader.  He is currently in his junior year of college at Concordia University - Ann Arbor.  His hometown is Monroe, Michigan and he loves movies, reading, Netflix and listening to music.

He became involved in youth ministry at the age of 16 at a nondenominational church in Michigan and then working as a youth director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Monroe, Michigan and loved it.

He hopes to lead our program to the point where it will no longer need his guidance.  He would like to see a more widely-attended Bible study and have a couple of monthly events to build relationships between the youth themselves, with their parents/families and with the church community.

Welcome, Josh!


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Prince of Peace Lutheran
4155 Pickle Road
Oregon, OH 43616  
Ph:  419-691-9407


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Weekend worship Schedule:
Saturdays, 5:30pm
Sundays, 8:00am (blended service)
10:30am (praise band)

Preschool Now Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year!

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