Our Office Staff

Pastor Rynearson began his service at Peace in 1992. He came to us from Faith Lutheran Church in Aransas Pass, TX. He is joined by his wife Linda and three sons, Joshua, Andrew, and Nate. He is a proud grandfather of Micah. Pastor is a native of Detroit Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI and his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary - Saint Louis, MO. He just recently obtained his Doctorate of Ministry from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.


Rev. Stephen Rynearson, PHD



Office hours: 
Mon-Thurs. 9am - 3pm



Elke is originally from Paris, Texas but has lived in Waco most of her life. She is married to Randy Fehler and is the proud mother of two children, Paris and Paul. She has an Associates Degree in Web Design from TSTC, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M - Commerce and just recently obtained her Masters Degree in Family Life Ministry from Concordia University - Nebraska. In March of 2018 she also received her Certification as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations and is SYMBIS certified.

Family Life, Peace Lutheran Church Hewitt, TX

Elke Fehler, CFLE

Family Life Ministry


Office hours: 
Mon-Thurs. 8:00am - 2:30pm


Heather is a Waco native. She is the proud mother of three children, Blake, Kaelyn, and Brax and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Heather has been working as the Church Secretary for over 10 years now.

Secretary, Peace Lutheran Church Hewitt, TX

Heather Strickland



Office hours:
Mon-Thurs. 8:00am - 2:30pm


“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully." Romans 12:4-8