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OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

OUR SAVIOR
LUTHERAN CHURCH

BETTENDORF
IOWA

Leadership & Staff

Meet the Our Savior Lutheran Church Staff

Pastor Keith Piotter

Rev. Keith Piotter – Lead Pastor
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God has truly blessed my life with faith, family and friends. My wife, Lisa, (married 1989) and our four children are my pride and joy, adding to the flock a wonderful daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. I grew up in the Virginia suburbs of DC, graduated from Concordia College, New York (1987), received my MDiv from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (1991), and served my first parish in Odessa, Texas, until coming to Our Savior (1995). I enjoy cycling, lake-life, yard work, music, and making stained glass art. Personal mission statement: “To inspire others to value their faith in Christ, and their unique place in God’s Kingdom work.” Goal for Our Savior congregation: that we would continue to grow toward becoming the most faithful, missional congregation we can – centered on vision, values and purpose. Favorite Verse: 1 Corinthians 9:22(b).
Pastor Keith Piotter

Rev. Caleb Weight – Associate Pastor
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I am a born and raised Minnesotan, growing up north of the Twin Cities where I suffered many heart breaks due to Minnesota sports. I met my wife Kara in high school and after a few years I finally convinced her to marry me in 2014. Kara and I have a beautiful daughter, Nora. I studied at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota and then went on to complete my MDIV at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Kara has been with me the whole way. We both love trying new foods, watching movies, exploring new places, and cheering for our Minnesota Wild. We both enjoy coffee shops and breweries and playing board games. We are so excited to be a part of the Our Savior family and we cannot wait to get to know everyone!
Pastor Keith Piotter

Rev. Dennis Arndt – Seniors/Visiting Pastor
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I was born on a dairy farm in NW Iowa and had the childhood desire to grow up and be a pastor. God blessed me with a Christian wife (Joyce, December 26, 1966), four sons, and ten grandchildren. I began my ministry 50 years ago in Oklahoma and have spent the last six years here at Our Savior. I look forward to the opportunity to visit and share Jesus with the “Over 70” group that I minister too.
Eric Brei - Director of Youth Ministry

Eric Brei – Director of Youth Ministry
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I have been a DCE (Director of Christian Education) for more than 20 years and God confirms my call each day. I grew up not far from here in Muscatine. I attended college at Concordia University Chicago. This is where I met my wife, Traci, who is a teacher. After graduating from Concordia in 1996, Traci and I were married that summer and I began serving full-time at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Brighton, MI. During the 8 years in Brighton, our first son, Trevor, was born (2001). In 2003, we moved to Decatur, IL where I served at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. During the 9 years in ministry there, our other son, Dylan, was born (2005). We also have two labrador Retrievers, Brutus & Boomer. My passion is developing authentic, Christ-centered relationships with youth and their families, and helping them to grow in their faith walk. Other things I enjoy doing are: playing basketball, coaching youth sports, watching sports, spending time outside and activities with family. My favorite Scripture, which happens to be my confirmation verse is: John 15:5

Lisa Poitter Pre School Director

Lisa Piotter – Pre-School Director
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Keith and I have been married for 30 years this year, most of that time has been spent in Bettendorf. We have been blessed with four children and two grandchildren. Andrew and Trisha have been married for 5 years and have two children, Harper and Cameron. Katie and James have been married for 2 years and have a puppy, Libby. Bethany is completing her degree from the Univeristy of Northern Iowa and Benjamin is a freshman at Iowa State University. I received my early childhood degree from Southeast Missouri State University and have been working with children most of my life, which includes preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. It is a joy and a blessing to be a part of this ministry and sharing Jesus’ love with our preschool children and their families.

Heather Sheuermann - Parish Administrator

Heather Scheuermann – Parish Administrator
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My husband, Mark and I were married in 1992 in our hometown of Boone, Iowa. God has blessed us with one child – Matthew. I have worked for the church since March 2003. In my leisure I love spending time with family, scrapbooking, photography and supporting the Iowa State Cyclones.
Jen Bullock Director of Ministry

Jen Bullock – Director of Ministry Development
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I have been a part of the Our Savior family in many ways since 1998. Joe and I were married by Pastor Keith in 1997. Using the Early Childhood/Elementary degree that I earned at the University of Northern Iowa, I was hired at Our Savior to start the preschool. In August of 1998, we opened the doors. God has blessed this ministry in many ways. When our daughter, Katie, was born in 2001, I retired from teaching. For the next 13 years, I volunteered as the Vacation Bible School director and other roles. We welcomed our son, Adam, in July of 2005. In 2013, I was hired as the Special Events Coordinator, which is responsible for wedding coordination, funereal luncheons, Vacation Bible School, the children’s Christmas program, and a few other special events that take place throughout the year. In September 2018, I became the Director of Ministry Development, which includes the responsibilities alresdy listed as well as assisting our Senior Pastor and others in developing new ministries here at Our Savior.  It is a pleasure to serve Christ in all of these different capacities.

Erin Onions Church Accountant

Erin Onions – Church Accountant
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Erin received her B.A. in Accounting from the University of Iowa in 1997 and passed her CPA exam in 1999. Her most recent position was with Deloitte & Touche where she worked until September 2006 when she left to raise her family. Erin and her husband, William, have four children, live in Bettendorf, and are members of OSLC.

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Location

3775 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Upcoming Events

Wed 13

Women’s Exercise Class

November 13 @ 8:15 am - 9:00 am
Bettendorf IA
United States
Wed 13

Kids Klub (4 yrs. old – 1st grade)

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thu 14

Mary-Martha Women’s Bible Study

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Bettendorf IA
United States

Worship Opportunities

SATURDAYS: 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAYS:
FALL/WINTER/SPRING
 (Weekend after Labor Day)
8:00 a.m. (Traditional)
10:45 a.m. (Contemporary)
SUMMER (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend)
8:00 a.m. (Traditional)
10:00 a.m. (Contemporary)
ADVENT & LENT:
Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE - 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS DAY - 10:00 a.m.
ASH WEDNESDAY- 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.
MAUNDY THURSDAY & GOOD FRIDAY:
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
EASTER SUNDAY - 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL & BIBLE CLASSES
(September - May)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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