Our Team

Pastor Shawn
The Bridge Pastor | Missional Pastor


Shawn is the son of a retired Air Force Chaplain.  Shawn and his wife Anna met at Camp Lutherhaven in Albion, Indiana, and were later engaged to be married there.  They have three children named Adelaide (7), Elsie (5) and Daniel (3).   Shawn enjoys being outdoors, cheering for the Seattle Sounders, and perfecting the art brewing.

Tommy Moll
Tommy Moll grew up in South Texas and Missouri before graduating from Concordia University, Nebraska, as a Director of Christian Education. He has served as a DCE in San Antonio, Texas, and Topeka, Kansas, before coming to Fort Wayne to serve at St. Michael. Tommy enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and two kids, James and Lucy. He also likes reading, running, bike riding, and thanking God for every day he has given him to serve Christ and His people.


St. Michael Staff

Pastor Reed Lessing
Senior Pastor
Pastor Lessing was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is married to Lisa and their marriage has been blessed with three wonderful children. Reed received his pastoral education at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He enjoys jogging, biking, camping and following the St. Louis Cardinals.

Stephanie Maxson
Worship Director
Stephanie was born in Natchez, Mississippi, but spent most of her time growing up in Lafayette, Indiana. Go Boilers! She is married to Tim and they have four children. Stephanie graduated from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois, and earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan. Stephanie’s hobbies include gardening, singing jazz, and biking.

Tammy Bruns
Executive Director
Tammy was born in Michigan; went to school in Leavenworth, Kansas; graduated from high school and attended college in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Her varied jobs have taken her to Chicago, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; Columbus, Ohio; Bloomfield, Nebraska; Yankton, South Dakota; and finally to Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is married to Rick and has two children, Ben and Alexis, and one grandchild, Roman.  Tammy spends her time studying the Bible, loving on her family, and reading.

Tina Hoover
Church Adminstrator
Tina was born in Paulding, Ohio and grew up in Paulding and New Haven, Indiana. She is married to Randy and they have one daughter. Also living with them is Randy’s son, A.J. She has an Associate Degree in Business from Indian River Community College. Things she likes: playing with daughter, being outdoors, going to the beach, climbing mountains, skiing (water & snow), crafts, reading and most important naps!

Rhonda Patterson
Communication Specialist