Pastor Zac, Senior Pastor

pastor Zac STurm

Pastor Zac Sturm was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He spent his formative years attending MacArthur Park Lutheran with parents John and Paula and brother Beau, as well as working for Cross Trails Outdoors Ministries in Kerrville, Texas. In 2002 he graduated Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas, packed up his belongings, bought a winter coat, and headed for seminary in Chicago. In 2004 he married Jana Klaehn, also a native Texan, and in 2006 he graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Ministry then brought Pastor Zac and Jana to the St. Louis area where they lived for a decade and welcomed three boys into the world—Jackson, Grant, and Bryant. In St. Louis, the Sturms learned about life in the Midwest and fell in love with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2017, Pastor Zac felt the call to move west and is delighted for this opportunity to serve on staff at Atonement Lutheran Church. He’s already a fan of KC bbq, and the Royals are growing on him.