Pastor Spooner was installed at Our Savior Lutheran on December 13, 2009.  He received the divine call to the ministry in 1995, after studying at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and receiving a Master of Divinity. His practicum was a year vicarage at Christ the King Lutheran, Largo, FL under the Rev. Daniel Brockhoff and Rev. Mark Frith.  He also spent a term studying at Westfield Theological House in Cambridge, England, under Tutor Zweck and Preceptor Quirk, and was a guest preacher at several Lutheran congregations in England.  His formation to be pastor was also deeply enriched by the long-term mentorship of the Rev. Dr. Robert Benson, then Pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI, and also by the mentorship of Rev. Dr. Charles Evanson, then Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran, Fort Wayne, IN.


He was ordained on July 9, 1995 and has served as Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Osman, IL from 1995-2002.  He has also served as Pastor at Christ Family Lutheran Church, Mahomet, IL and at Trinity Lutheran Church, Henderson, KY.


Pastor Spooner earned a B.S.E.E. from University of Wisconsin, and has worked as an electrical engineer at Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee, WI; at Electronics Research, Inc., Chandler, IN; and is currently working at MPD, Inc. Owensboro, KY concurrently with his pastorate at Our Savior. 


In 2005, Pastor Spooner also earned a Secondary Education License in Physics, and has taught at Reitz High School, Henderson County High School and Harrison High School as a long-term substitute teacher. Born and raised in Beloit, WI, he is an Eagle Scout and recipient of Pro Deo et Patria, and enjoys assisting Scouting and Junior Achievement programs. His interests include Biblical theology, civic responsibility, and teaching, editorial writing, and attending a good theatre show.


Pastor Spooner’s wife, Lynda, is licensed Veterinary Technician and an Independent Mary Kay Consultant.  Their charming daughter, Noelle, is soon to graduate from University of South Florida, Tampa, with a Masters in Molecular Medicine.


Pastor Spooner is the son of Raymond & Ruth Spooner of Beloit, WI.

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Pastor Dean Spooner

Senior Pastor

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Pastor Wade Butler

Associate Pastor