Staff at Messiah Lutheran Church
Pastor Kris Schroeder
Pastor Kris Schroeder is a lifelong Lutheran, born and raised in CA. Pastor Kris felt the call to ministry at a young age as her home congregation and life-long pastor included children and youth in the entire life of the congregation. Deep, God-filled relationships were developed in the midst of some of life’s most difficult moments, providing the reminder that God always keeps God’s promises and is always present.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication with minors in Music & Psychology. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1997 and was ordained shortly after. She has served in both large and small congregations as a part of pastoral staff, solo pastor and interim. The first half of her ordained ministry she served as a Youth & Family, Faith Formation Pastor.
She served as Chaplain & Living Donor Advocate at Mayo Clinic in AZ for 8 years. This provided the opportunity to enhance her abilities in conflict resolution, pastoral care and teaching adults.
She has a strong passion for collaborative and relational ministry that integrates all ages and places an emphasis on the discovery and utilization of our God-given gifts.
She and her husband of nearly 28 years, Bill (who is a retired ELCA pastor), currently live in OH.
Pastor Kris loves music as it provides energy, direction and inspiration. She is also an author, who published her autobiography the end of 2015 speaking to the hope and miracles of Jesus in her life. As child of God, it was one avenue to share with the world who Jesus is and what Jesus can do!
She is very excited for the opportunities at MLC; especially the continued efforts integrating children, youth and families into the life of the congregation as well as the many outreach projects and possibilities available to the congregation and community.
Director of Music Ministries, Choir Director
Biography coming soon!
Messiah Lutheran Church (ELCA), Madison, AL is seeking an organist/accompanist to lead
congregational song at Sunday morning services and to accompany choir rehearsals on Wednesday
evenings. Additional worship services will include seasonal midweek services, Christmas Eve, Holy
Week, Easter, and others throughout the year.
The ideal candidate is welcoming, organized, and collaborative, proficient in organ and piano, well- versed in a wide range of music styles, and skilled at leading congregational singing. MLC’s pipe organ was customized to the space by Miller Pipe Organs. MLC’s piano is a Steinway D Grand. For more information regarding MLC’s instruments, please visit
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and a link to video or audio recordings of recent accompaniment (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org
For best consideration, materials must be received by September 30th.
This position will remain open until filled. We anticipate a start date of October 15th, 2023. This is a part-time position, with a salary of $18,000-40,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Additional fees are paid for weddings and funerals. The job includes paid time off (including 3 Sundays per calendar year).
Coordinator of Christian Faith Formation
Messiah Lutheran Church in Madison, Alabama is seeking an individual to fill a part time (30 hours) position of Coordinator of Christian Faith Formation. This individual would be responsible for working intentionally to develop the growth of Messiah’s children and youth in discipleship, Biblical knowledge, and an understanding of God’s love for all people, while creating an awareness that faith formation is a lifelong process. Interested applicants are encouraged to review in full the attached position description.
A full description of the position and the pathway to apply is all at this website: www.elca-ses.org/classifieds
Director of Outreach Ministries
As Director of Outreach, I’m here to help answer any questions or put you in touch with members involved with outreach and mission ministries.
Director of Communications and Technology, Office Manager