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Rev. Jedidiah Maschke
Pastor Maschke was born in Illinois and grew up in Wisconsin, earning a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University Wisconsin. From there he went on to receive a Master of Divinity and is currently finishing work on his Doctor of Ministry from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Before moving to Nevada in 2016, Pastor Maschke served as a hospital chaplain, high school theology teacher and coach, and as a pastor for parishes in California in Cypress, Huntington Beach, and Concord. He and his wife Anna enjoy spending time outdoors with their three children, traveling, and reading. Pastor Maschke also serves Bethlehem Lutheran School as school chaplain and an assistant coach for Cross Country and Track, and as the vice president for the Nevada region of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District (LCMS).

Lora Spiker – Church Secretary
Lora Spiker moved to Carson City, Nevada in 1990 from Pennsylvania with her daughter to be near her parents who lived near Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She joined the church that year and have loved living in Carson City since then. She has been married to her husband since 1995 and her youngest daughter and son-in-law now live in that same house near Bethlehem Lutheran Church with their two daughters. As a family, they enjoy bowling in various leagues. She met her husband at the Carson Lanes bowling alley. Her oldest daughter and son-in-law live in Florida and, of course, they enjoy vacationing there and traveling throughout the United States.