Pastor Bob holds a BS in Engineering Physics from South Dakota State University. He worked for 3M in St. Paul, MN where he began taking classes at Concordia College St Paul while living in Hudson, WI. He graduated in 2008 with a degree in Biblical Studies, and then undertook the Specialty Ministry Program (SMP) thru Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Robert was ordained in the LCMS on March 20, 2011 and graduated from the SMP in 2012.
From 2008 to 2011, Pastor Bob served as a Vicar in a dual parish of St. John Lutheran in Rapidan, MN and Trinity Lutheran in Lake Crystal, MN. After his ordination, he served as their pastor until 2016, while still working full time as a Sr. Process Engineer. More recently, Pastor Bob served as the interim pastor in another dual parish at Zion Lutheran and St. James Lutheran both in Northrop, MN. In June 2020 he retired from his secular career to devote more time to the church. Pastor Bob is currently completing the certification for the Intentional Interim Ministry (IMM).
Pastor Bob has a desire and talent for reconciliation and describes himself as gentle and forgiving. He enjoys teaching Bible studies and classes for youth and adults.
On a personal side, Pastor Bob enjoys being in nature, fishing, and hunting. He and his wife have two adult children and several grandchildren.
Pastor Bob is serving Family of Christ while Pastor Chad is deployed.
Connie KindschyOffice Secretary
Connie Kindschy has been the office secretary at Family of Christ since December 2004 and a member since 1995 when she and her 3 children were Baptized here. Having served on the church council, taught Sunday school, helped with VBS, and served in a number of capacities on the Sunday serving schedule, Connie has the unique ability to answer any question that comes her way or she knows where to find the answer. She is in the office from 9 ~ 2, Mon. ~ Thurs. to help with whatever you need.
Pastor Chad CzischkePastor
Pastor Chad Czischke came to Family of Christ in June 2015 to serve as our Vacancy Pastor. The congregation extended an official Call in September 2015, which he accepted, and we welcomed him as our new Pastor on October 11, 2015.
Pastor Czischke graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in May 2006. He was placed as the Pastor of Immanuel in Eagle Bend, MN and St. Matthew’s in Clarissa, MN, where he served until November 2012. He then took a Call as the Associate Pastor to Our Savior’s in Mankato, MN. Pastor Czischke is also active in The Minnesota Army National Guard, and in March 2012 was commissioned as a Chaplain. He then deployed with his Battalion from June 2014-May 2015. Upon returning from deployment Pastor Czischke and his family joined our family at Family of Christ.
Pastor Czischke was married to his wife in August 2005. They have two daughters.