Reverend Jim Gau
Pastor Gau graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and later completed his STM studies there. He has served Immanuel Lutheran Church (Hoxie) and Grace Lutheran Church (Hill City) in Kansas, followed by campus ministry at Kansas State University in Manhattan and later as pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Newark, Ohio. Pastor Gau joined Fairlawn Lutheran in 2014.
Reverend Adam Thompson
Associate Pastor and Director of Youth & Family MInistries
Pastor Thompson graduated from Concordia Seminary in 2016. He was called to Fairlawn Lutheran Church after graduation. He serves as Associate Pastor, leads the Young Adult group, and is Director of Youth and Family Ministries.
Director of Adult Ministries
Kim Hornyak earned her Director of Church Ministries (DCM) Certification from Concordia University, Wisconsin, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Ursuline College. She focuses on adult, intergenerational and womens ministries.
Elaine Daubenmire is responsible for office and administrative management and is the face of Fairlawn Lutheran in the church office.
Allyson Robinson earned her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing & Communication from Bowling Green State University. She has worked in manufacturing and educational settings as Marketing Manager, Communication Manager and Product Manager. She is responsible for church and school communication, advertising and promotion.
Organist and Choir Director
Gary Pinter came to Fairlawn Lutheran as Organist in 1967 and has served almost continuously since then. He has been serving as both Organist and Choir Director since 2002. Gary developed the Parish Arts Concert Series in 1999 as a music ministry benefitting the local community.