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 Joseph Schlie grew up in a small town in Indiana, the youngest of four boys. His father was a Lutheran pastor and his mother was a Lutheran school teacher. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University (IU) in finance. When Joe was in the fifth grade, his father died suddenly and shortly after this his mother was diagnosed with cancer. She began a long battle which she eventually lost in 2014. Experiencing this type of suffering was not easy, but it gave Joe perspective that his hope is in the resurrection and that all need to hear the gospel. It was during his sophomore year of college that Joe decided he wanted to pursue the pastoral office.
Joe was an elder at the LCMS campus ministry at IU and spent a summer at a Lutheran camp serving children. The summer before Joe began his studies at the seminary, Joe returned to camp where he met his wonderful wife Kristen. Two years later they were married. She is also from a small Indiana town, so they share many of the same memories. The Schlies look forward to discovering the joys of Philadelphia as Kristen finishes her senior year at Villanova University and Joe continues his preparation for the ministry. As a Vicar, Joe serves the church as an intern for a year as part of his seminary training to be ordained in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.