• Pastor Dorothy Chu served as a full-time Pastor from November 2014 until she resigned in October 2019. She served as a full-time Pastoral Care Minister from July 2011 to November 2014 when she was ordainded at Oakridge Lutheran Church at that time.  She had served as a part-time Parish Worker in March of 2007 to assist with the Chinese Outreach Ministry and to coordinate Sunday School, as well as continuing as Music and Choir Director since 2004.

  • Pastor Vida Jaugelis came to serve the congregation on a half-time position from September 2009 to June 2011. Pastor Jaugelis has accepted a full-time chaplaincy position with Fraser Health and moved on to a new direction in her ministry.
  • After serving the congregation for six years, Pastor Manz retired in July 2009. It was during his tenure, that the congregation began to explore the possibilities of re-developing the church property and the potential this held for a renewed ministry in the neighborhood.
  • After four years of mission outreach to Mandarin speaking people, the congregation reduced it’s mission in the Mandarin language, at the end of 2004, for financial reasons.

  • Pastor Adolf Manz came to serve the congregation in September of 2003, after Pastor H. Paul Schmidt retired in June of the same year.

  • The parsonage was sold for $440,000 and the congregation decided to invest in a Mandarin speaking mission development. Pastor Esther Deng was called to be the mission developer for Oakridge Lutheran Church and build a Mandarin language program with regular Sunday services.

  • In 1998 the congregation called Rev. H. Paul Schmidt. For the first time, worship in German was cut back to one service per month, which resulted in many members leaving.

  • Pastor Günther Sandl, who came to us in 1992, was a young pastor from Germany. As both the English and German congregations grew older, many of the younger people were moving away from the church. For this reason, Pastor Sandl concentrated his effort on young people, going on many hikes and cross-country trips with them.

  • Pastor Ralfred Freytag who was initially called from Germany revitalized the congregation until his retirement in 1992. The fact he was an American working in Germany made him well suited to serve the bilingual congregation. On May 3rd, 1989 he succeeded bringing the English and German congregations together.