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Meet our Pastor

Rev. Carl Roth in the pulpit at Grace Lutheran ChurchRev. Carl Roth was born in Bryan, Texas on December 26, 1976 to Homer and Annie Roth of Normangee, Texas, and was born into the Kingdom of God through Holy Baptism on that same day. He has two beloved sisters by nature and one brother by grace, Michael and Clare (nee Roth) Staub and Kathryn Roth. His Christian faith was nourished at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North Zulch, Texas. Later he graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station in May 2000 with a BBA in Accounting and a MS in Management Information Systems. He then worked for two years as a Systems Analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Houston, Texas, before entering Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana in September 2002. From July 2004 until August 2005, he served as Vicar at Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, under the supervision of the Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray. In September 2005, he returned to Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity on May 19, 2006. While at Concordia, he sang for two years in the Seminary Kantorei, a sixteen-man choir, and was privileged to be with them when they visited Grace Lutheran Church in January 2004. He was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry at Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas on June 18, 2006 and installed as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Livingston, Texas on June 25, 2006, where he served until January 17, 2010. Pastor Roth now looks forward with great joy to serving as Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Elgin, Texas.

In the summer of 2003, Pastor Roth was introduced to his future wife, Heidi (nee Miller), by a mutual friend. On August 21, 2004 they were married at Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston. Their daughter, Grace Ann, was born a little over a year later. They have since been blessed with another daughter, Emma, in July 2007, a son, Samuel, in December 2009, another daughter, Abigail, in December 2011 and another son, Silas, in January 2014. The Roths like to go for walks and play Scrabble in their spare time. Of course, they don't actually have much spare time with their five gifts from the Lord to keep them busy, but they wouldn't have it any other way.

 


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