Rev. Blake J. Martzowka

Pastor Blake J. MartzowkaPastor Blake is an invasive species here in Ohio originally from Michigan. In 2015, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages and Religious Studies. He went on to study at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, graduating in 2020 with his Master of Divinity (M.Div.). After completing the coursework for his Ph.D. in Theological Studies at the same institution in 2023, he received the divine call to serve here as our pastor. 
His academic interests include Historical Jesus Research, New Testament studies, and the development of Christology (the confession of who Christ is). When he is not buried in books about these things, he also enjoys watching horror movies, reading about mythology and things that go bump in the night, collecting comic books, and going on walks with his wife, Ruth, and their dog, Daisy.

Rev. Dr. Christian F. Just-Retired

Rev. Dr. Christian F. JustPastor Christian Just was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in the Boston suburb of Weymouth, with his parents and two sisters. He graduated from Weymouth High School in 1965,then attended Concordia Collegiate Institute in Bronxville, New York (A.A., 1967) and Concordia Senior College in Ft, Wayne, Indiana (B.A. in Biblical languages and philosophy, 1969). He is a 1973 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (M.Div.) and holds a doctorate from Ashland (Ohio) Seminary (D. Min. in Formational Counseling, 2009). He has served Epiphany Lutheran Church in Northfield from 1993 to 2018, Shore Haven Lutheran Church in Euclid, Ohio
from 1979 to 1993; Epiphany Lutheran Church in East Avon, New York from 1973 to 1979. He began serving as part-time Pastor for St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Streetsboro in 2016, and continues in that capacity today.

He served the Ohio District of the LCMS as Chair of the Board for Parish Services and as a member of the Board of Directors. He is active with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry of Cleveland (Emeritus on the Board of Directors; Chair of the Advisory Board for the Adult Support and Advocacy programs). He completed and then served on the board (as Chairman from 1993-94) for the Pastoral Psychology Institute at Case WesternReserve University. He hastaught part-time at Ashland Seminary in the DMin program for Formational Counseling. He continues to be involved with
Healing Care Ministries International, especially in their Formational Prayer Seminars, and has been active in counseling pastors and other professional church workers for the last ten years.

Pastor and his wife, Kristine, have been married for fifty years. They have three grown children, and two granddaughters. They live in Macedonia, Ohio.