Ministry Staff

Church ministry staff serves Timothy members and the Blue Springs Community where it is transforming lives through Christ.

Rev. John Otte, Associate Pastor

Personal: Pastor John and his wife, Jill, have two sons, Isaiah and Micah

College Education and post graduate studies: Concordia University in St. Paul with a BA in theatre; Concordia Seminary in St. Louis with an M.Div.

Previous positions: Pastor John has served in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and South St. Paul, Minnesota

Serving Timothy: Pastor John was installed at Timothy in February of 2016. His primary focus is on teaching and preaching God’s Word, reminding God’s people of their identities as children of God and of the incredible power of God’s grace..

Rev. Ryan Hochgrebe, Children & Youth Associate Pastor

Personal: Pastor Ryan is widowed and has two daughters Carmen and Heidi

College Education and post graduate studies: University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA in Secondary math education; Concordia Seminary in St. Louis with an M.Div.

Previous positions: Pastor Ryan has served in Folsom, CA for 8 years prior to coming to Timothy.

Serving Timothy: Pastor Ryan was installed at Timothy in June of 2021. His focus is toward children and youth ministry both at Timothy Lutheran Church and School. He is humbled at the opportunity to serve the people at timothy and throughout the region. His desire is to draw children, youth, and their families into a walk of faith that hears, experiences, encounters, sees, and lives out the grace and love of the Lord.