Senior Pastor Doug Croucher

Our Senior Pastor is the Reverend Douglas Croucher. He was called in March of 2012 as our Senior Pastor. Pastor Croucher served as Associate Pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church since 2004. His primary areas of responsibility revolved around Youth Ministry, Bible Studies and Small Group ministry.

 

Pastor Doug was grew up in the town of Chardon, Ohio. After High School, he attended Concordia, Ann Arbor, in Michigan graduating with a Education Degree in May in 1986. His first call was to Saint John in Oxnard California where he served as 8th Grade Teacher and Youth Director, from 1986 through 1995. While serving there, two life changing events occurred: 1. In 1989 is when he went on his first mission trip. This mission changed him and his ministry forever! 2. In 1990 God brought into his life the love of his life, Sharon McGee. Over the years God blessed them with three children, Nathanael, Kaleb, and Veronica.

 

In 1995, he took a call to serve Bethlehem Lutheran in Lakewood Colorado. There he served as an 8th grade teacher, led the youth ministry, a coach, and led two mission trips to Mexico. In 1998, he felt led to become a pastor. So he packed up his family and began his studies. While studying for the pastoral ministry, he served here at Concordia as the Youth Director from 1998-2002. Again, the youth mission was one of his core responsibilities as they built homes and proclaimed Jesus in Mexico.

 

After completing his studies in 2002, he received a call to serve Our Savior Lutheran Church in Newark, Ohio. In November of 2004, Pastor Doug returned to Concordia as Assistant Pastor. You may contact Pastor Doug at pastordoug@concordiachurch.org