Rev. Ronald Stelzer is a 3rd generation minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and 2nd generation teacher and coach in Lutheran schools.
He was raised in a six-child family in Kansas and Indiana, graduated from St. Paul's Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Davidson College in North Carolina and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and Fort Wayne.
He and wife Margaret of 35 years have six grown children and two grandchildren. He has served two years in sports ministry with Athletes in Action, a year in youth missions with Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ, four years as chaplain/teacher/coach at his high school alma mater, and 31 years as pastor of Our Savior, where he helped found and lead Our savior New American School 24 years ago.
He has gone on several short-term missions trips to Australia, India, and Africa, and led several tours to the Middle East, Europe and China.
Pastor Stelzer's vision is to be a good steward of the gifts, experiences, energies, opportunities and blessings God has entrusted to me to help fulfill Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples of all nations, beginning in Centereach.