Faith Lutheran Church Staff

Meet our Pastor:


Pastor Jim Craver was born on January 6, 1960 in Lubbock, Texas and was raised in Italy (Aviano Air Base) and Big Spring, Texas. He holds a B.A. from Concordia University – Austin (1982) and a Masters of Divinity. from Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, Missouri (1986). Pastor Jim is also a certified Church planter and trained in Church Leadership. Pastor Jim was ordained to the office of Pastoral Ministry on June 28, 1987. He is the first generation of his family to enter the pastoral ministry.

Pastor Jim served his vicarage (internship) at Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn Michigan (1984-1985) and has served as pastor at Zion Lutheran Church of Hampton Nebraska (1987-92) and as pastor at King of Kings Lutheran Church, Round Rock, Texas (1992-1999), Grace Lutheran Church of Rockdale, Texas (1999-2003), and Zion Lutheran Church of Georgetown, Texas (2003-2013) most recently, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Alice, Texas (2013-2017). Pastor Jim celebrated 30 years as a pastor in June 2017.

On June 3, 1983 he married the love of his life Diana (Troutman). Diana is a 1983 graduate of Concordia University Austin, earning a BA in elementary education.  The Craver’s  are the proud parents of James Craver and his wife Ying., and Amanda Kroeker and her husband Anthony. The Craver’s are proud grandparents of Aedyn Kroeker and Jing Yong Craver. Pastor Jim enjoys hunting, golf, and stained glass work. In 2016 the City of Alice proclaimed March 6 as “Pastor Jim Craver Day” with a proclamation and celebration.

Both Pastor and Diana are excited to be a part of the Faith Lutheran Church and Seguin community.

Meet our Director of Youth and Education
Andy Cave
Andrew Cave is the Youth Minister at Faith Lutheran. He graduated from Rochester College in 2014. His degree is in Behavioral Sciences. He has served the Church as Youth Minister at an LCMC Church in Warren MI, and St. Paul Lutheran Bulverde. TX prior to coming here to Faith Lutheran. He is excited to be a part of the Seguin community, and mostly enjoys working with middle school and high school aged youth. He has played soccer and basketball most of his life and loves attending sporting events. However, music is his passion above all. He plays guitar and loves to sing. His favorite genre is country and contemporary Christian music. Andy is married and he and his wife, Kelli, live in Seguin.

Faith Lutheran Church Staff:

Senior Pastor….James Craver

Church Administrator…Danny Neumann

Preschool Director…..Sharon stollewerk

Evangelism Director…..Harry Dietz

Communications Director…..Teressa Cope

Church Secretary…..Angie Rhode

Music Director…..Roxanne Heckmann

Organist/Pianist…..Annette Stout

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