Hope Lutheran is established by God to accomplish His mission; exists to teach, through the inspired word of God, that salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is freely given to all; considers public worship to be above all other activities, whereby the gifts of God are delivered through word and sacrament; trusts that the Holy Spirit will foster good works among the disciples of Jesus Christ in its membership, encourage all to live lives of eternal significance, and to be courageous witnesses before a non-believing world; serves God in His mission on earth by Christian education and service to others including evangelism, serving the social and physical needs of the whole man, and supporting the global outreach of the gospel.
Rev. Alan Beuster
Alan Beuster was born in Kewanee, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Illinois, Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Before coming to Concordia Seminary, Alan retired from the Department of the Army, working 31 years in Project Engineering including 25 years as Supervisory General Engineer responsible for ammunition production capabilities for all branches of the Department of Defense. Alan has been married for 35 years to his wife, Sandy. Alan and Sandy have two boys; Andy, age 31, and Nathan, age 28. Alan is a life time member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He has served on the Board of Education, Board of Elders, Board of Evangelism as well as serving as congregational chairman. He was also very active in leading Bible studies, both for adults and high school youth. He served as High School Bible Class Teacher and Senior Youth League Counselor (with his wife) over 25 years. Pastor Beuster was ordained and installed on June 28, 2015
Board of Elders
George "Pat" Widel
Phil Lamm , Chair