Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Wayne Schwiesow

Rev. Wayne W. Schwiesow serves as pastor of Zion and St. Paul Lutheran churches in Gordonville and Chaffee, Mo. He's a lifelong Lutheran but took a leadership role more than 19 years ago. He accepted a call to the Missouri churches in 1997 and has called Cape Girardeau home ever since. Pastor Schwiesow completed three years of study at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., plus a year of vicarage at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. At the end of that period of study he received a master's of divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary and was certified for the holy ministry in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Pastor Schwiesow is originally from Lubbock, Texas. Following his graduation from the seminary he served a mission congregation in Kenosha, Wis., for five years after which he received and accepted a call to serve here in the Cape Girardeau area. He moved here in October of 1997 and have been serving here ever since.