The Rev. Dr. John Fiene is a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was ordained in the Office of the Ministry in 1980. After serving congregations in Minnesota, Utah and Connecticut, he was called to be the pastor/mission developer of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church (originally named "Zionsville Lutheran Mission") in 1993. He has served in various capacities within the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - most recently as Vice President of the Indiana District
Raised in Minnesota and Colorado, Pastor Fiene did his undergraduate studies at Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota and Arizona State University. He has done post-graduate work at the University of Utah, Fordham University and Concordia Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity and Masters of Sacred Theology). Pastor Fiene was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity - Honoris Causafrom Concordia Theological Seminary in 2009. He serves as an adjunct professor of Concordia Theological Seminary and has taught and lectured for Lutheran churches in Russia, Haiti and Kenya. In 2008 he was granted the Alumnus of the Year Award by Concordia Theological Seminary.
It is Pastor Fiene's great joy and delight to serve his flock as an under-shepherd of Christ. He loves the work of teaching children and adults the great truths of God's Word. The Lord has richly blessed his ministry with wonderful and supportive laymen who are resolute in bringing the Gospel to the communities within the greater Indianapolis area --- as well as the world beyond.
The leadership of Advent Lutheran Church consists of lay men and women who give of their time, talent and treasure to assist with the spiritual needs of the congregation. Through their oversight of educational programs, fellowship, mission work and other works of compassion, done in thanksgiving to Christ who has saved us by grace through faith, we pray we share that same message of forgiveness with our neighbors and to the far reaches of the world.
As Christ's Church, until he come again, we still must operate in the kingdom of the left and must pay bills, maintain facilities, manage bank accounts and mortgages, and plan for the future on this side of creation. We are blessed with leaders who share their time, talent and treasure for these needs as well.
We give thanks to God for blessing us with these people and ask that you would pray for His guidance, wisdom, and mercy upon them as they serve our congregation.
Officers of Advent
- Chris Colson, Chairman
- Chuck Long, Vice Chairman
- Dan Latimer, Treasurer
- Brittney Shea Herbert, Secretary
- Mike Deiss, Financial Secretary
Boards & Committees
- BOARD OF ELDERS, Monte Weimer, Chair
- BOARD OF TRUSTEES, Mark Harris, Chair
- BOARD OF EVANGELISM, David Tonak, Chair
- BOARD OF EDUCATION, Cathy Middaugh, Chair
- BOARD OF MISSIONS, Tim & Megan Dooms, Chair
- BOARD OF FELLOWSHIP, Donna Coomes,Chair
- BOARD OF STEWARDSHIP, Adam Cmejla, Chair
- SCHOOL BOARD
- TECH COMMITTEE, Jim Dowling
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