Senior Pastor

Pastor Craig Wexler
cwexler@lutheranmemorial.org

Pastor Craig is our Senior Pastor who began in early April, 2016. He grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, where he also attended Augustana University. As a religion major, Craig enjoys wrestling with the diverse religious dynamics in our culture today.

Augustana is also where he met his wife, Carmen Wexler, who herself, grew up here in Pierre as a young child. Their two daughters are Elise and Madeleine who constantly keep them on their toes! When not in the church building, you might find Pastor Craig somewhere on his motorcycle or at the firing range working on bullseyes!

Associate Pastor

Pastor Alex Haines
ahaines@lutheranmemorial.org

Pastor Alex grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, he was called to serve a church in South Dakota. In South Dakota, he was ordained as a minster of the United Church of Christ, a denomination in full communion with the ELCA.

He is married to Rachel Haines, who enjoys doing crafts and gardening. Rachel and Alex are the proud parents of baby Syver.

Pastor Alex has a deep love of reading scripture with others, running long distances, and collecting far too many books.