Pastor Installation Service at Messiah Lutheran April 14th

April 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – Pastor Andrew Plocher will be installed as the senior pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church (ELCA) on Sunday April 14 at 3 pm at the church. The community is welcome to attend the installation service and join the congregation in welcoming Pastor Andrew as he begins his ministry at Messiah. A reception will be held following the service.

Pastor Andrew Plocher has a BA in Studio Art (printmaking) from Carleton College in Northfield, MN; an M.Div from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN; and a D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling from Louisville Seminary in Louisville, KY. In 2015, he and his wife, Dr. Anna Zimmer, moved to the Upper Peninsula when she began as an Assistant Professor in German and the Honors Program at Northern Michigan University (NMU). Previously, he served parishes in Gwinn, MI, greater Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, PA.

In addition to serving congregations, Pastor Andrew has served as interim Campus Pastor at NMU, a consultant and mediator with non-profits and congregations, presented and led workshops at national conferences, and worked as a faith-based community organizer. He has a passion for building community, wrestling with deep questions, and preaching and teaching. He is deeply committed to addressing issues of justice and poverty.

Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette. For more information about Messiah and its programs, call 225-1119 or go to