First Lutheran Church: Pastors and Staff
Senior Pastor- Pastor Jenny Jackson:
Pastor Jenny has been at First Lutheran since the summer of 2013. She loves to teach and share the Word of God with all ages and share about how God is active in our lives. Pastor Jenny grew up steeped in Lutheran liturgy which nourished her love for God and awareness of the power of the community of believers. She graduated from Drury University and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. She is married to Austin Jackson and they have two sons, Lucas and Sammy.
Children’s Day Out (CDO) Director- Kathy Dale
Secretary- LaDonna Little
Organist- Jerry Anderson
Jerry Anderson has served First Lutheran for 47 years. A graduate of Topeka High School and Washburn University, he is also employed at CoreFirst Bank and Trust. He is a past Dean of the Topeka Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is currently serving as their Treasurer. He is on the Topeka High Historical Society Board, the Board of the Great Overland Station, and the Topeka Community Concert Board. For the past 15 years, he has served as “Chimemaster” of the Topeka High School historic Deagan Chimes.
Director of Music- Mark Fuller
Director of Handbell Choirs- Linda Anderson
Linda Anderson has been a member of First Lutheran since 1975, and is active in Senior Choir, Adult Bell Choir, and various other church activities, including directing the First Lutheran Children’s Choir for the past 18 years. She is a graduate of Topeka High School and Washburn University, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Topeka, a member of the Topeka Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and currently serves as Vice-President for the Lutheran Fine Arts Council of Topeka. A Charter Member of the Adult Bell Choir at First, she really enjoys directing the church’s bell choirs!
Bookkeeper- Bob May