Rev Rob Kieselowsky serves as pastor of λόγος Lutheran. Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University). Rob and his wife Allison grew to love Philadelphia while living in center city as newlyweds back in the early 2000s. He taught high school history for several years in Fairfax, VA, while earning his Masters of Education from the University of Virginia. Teaching created a deep desire to serve as a pastor which led Rob to study at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, and earn a Masters of Divinity. He served at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School (Alexandria, VA) as Assistant Pastor and Headmaster before accepting the call to Philadelphia. Rob and Allison reside in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia with their four daughters. His interests include the study of theology and church history, following his favorite football and baseball teams, travel, and the great outdoors of Pennsylvania, the land of his youth. Rob also serves Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries (PLM) as Executive Director.
Vicar Zachariah Burgdorf is a native of Round Rock, Texas and is studying for a Masters of Divinity at Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne. Before coming to the seminary, he earned a Bachelors Degree in Physics from Missouri University of Science and Technology. During his time at the seminary, he served Bethany Lutheran Church as a fieldworker and sang in the Kantorei, the seminaries traveling choir. In the summer of 2018, Vicar Burgdorf worked for Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dorr Michigan as a summer vicar, leading bible studies, preaching, and caring for God’s people.
During his second year of studies, he met his wife Claire and in June of 2019, he and Claire were joined in the estate of Holy Matrimony. Claire, a deaconess student, is joining him on vicarage. Claire serves as a deaconess fieldwork student for λόγος Lutheran Church.
This is Vicar and Claire’s first time in Philadelphia and they are eager and excited to be here for a year spreading the gospel and true doctrine of Jesus Christ to the saints in Philadelphia