Our history

Hosanna's heritage stretches as far back as 1949, with the establishment of Faith Lutheran Church. Faith Church alongside Christ Lutheran Church and Peace Lutheran Church became St. Luke Lutheran Church after a merger that took place in 1971. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church was established in 1959, as part of the  Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. In 1973 discussions between Gloria Dei and St. Luke's began, leading to the decision to build a new shared church facility. The Articles of Federation were signed in 1975. These articles and the combination of various ministry functions brought the congregations together, culminating in the 1987 merger.


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pastors of hosanna's past

Many men and women have guided Hosanna's flock from its inception to the present day. These are all of the Hosanna Lutheran Church's pastors from the merger in 1987 to the present day. In addition, pastors from St Luke Lutheran Church and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church are also present as these were the two congregations that merged to become Hosanna Lutheran Church at Luther Place.

  • pastor anna Thede

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 2013 - Present.


  • Pastor  james hendricksen

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 2012 - Present


  • pastor tim graff

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 2010


  • pastor ron flamand

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 2005 - 2012

  • pastor don olsen (interim)

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 2002 - 2004


  • pastor rita roste

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 1999-2002

  • Pastor Randy MeIssner

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 1997-2008

  • Pastor George FrIEdrich (interim)

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 1996

  • Pastor John e. Anderson

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 1987- 1996

  • Pastor Fritz Albert Rehn

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 1987

  • Pastor Clifford C. Guebert  

    Luther Place Tenure: 1986

    Hosanna Lutheran Church Tenure: 1987-1996 and 2009


  • Pastor C. Robert Pearson

    St Luke Lutheran Church Tenure: ~1974 - 1980

    Luther Place Tenure: 1980-1986