Senior Pastor

Pastor Craig Wexler

Pastor Craig is our Senior Pastor who began in early April, 2016. He grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, where he also attended Augustana University. As a religion major, Craig enjoys wrestling with the diverse religious dynamics in our culture today.

Augustana is also where he met his wife, Carmen Wexler, who herself, grew up here in Pierre as a young child. Their two daughters are Elise and Madeleine who constantly keep them on their toes! When not in the church building, you might find Pastor Craig somewhere on his motorcycle or at the firing range working on bullseyes!

Associate Pastor

We are currently in the call process for an Associate Pastor here at Lutheran Memorial Church.

Interim Pastor

Pastor Young Chung

As of February 2, Pastor Young Chung will be serving Lutheran Memorial Church as our Interim Pastor. Pastor Young is married to Yun, who resides in Korea. Together they have two sons, Sung and Chang, who have completed their college degrees and are advancing in their chosen fields.

Young received her Bachelors in Music Education in Korea. She went on to earn her Masters of Sacred Music from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN in cooperation with St. Olaf College. She has worked as a Music Director in the Twin Cities area and Illinois since 2000. Young was ordained in 2016. She enjoys concerts, plays, and the atmosphere of a good coffee shop!

"I am thankful to God for giving me the opportunity of serving you as an interim associate Pastor.

I have a strong passion for faith-shaping ministry, helping people engage in a lifelong faith, making Christ known and making a difference in the world.

I am looking forward to getting to know you. I am excited to see what God is up to at Lutheran Memorial Church and what He plans to accomplish through my service here. " - Pastor Young