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 Christian Einertson is a native of Marietta, Georgia, who is studying toward ordination in the Lutheran Church at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Before coming to the seminary, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with majors in Modern Foreign Languages and Music-Voice with a Sacred Music Emphasis.
As a musician, Vicar Einertson has performed as a vocal soloist with orchestras and choirs and has recently enjoyed singing in Laudamus, the touring choir at Concordia Seminary. He formerly served as organist at Christ Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls and has enjoyed playing organ at the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus and in many congregations in the St. Louis area during his studies at the seminary. During his free time, he can often be found listening to music, practicing new music, and learning and translating hymns.
An avid traveler and student of languages and cultures, he has been blessed to study in Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, Israel, Poland, and the Russian Federation. As a result of his travels, he has enjoyed getting to know some of the churches in fellowship with the Missouri Synod in other countries, and he is passionate about the spread of the gospel and the promotion of sound Lutheran doctrine throughout the world. He served a summer vicarage with Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries in the summer of 2017 and is excited to be back in Philadelphia serving a yearlong vicarage beginning in July 2018.