Dear Members and Friends of Faith:


My name is Pastor Brian Wilker, the new pastor serving Faith Lutheran Church, Brantford. I am writing to you today for a couple of reasons. First, I’d like to introduce myself. I have already met some of you, but many of you I have not. I began serving here just a couple of weeks ago and I’ve got a few worship services and a couple committee meetings under my belt now. Prior to serving at Faith I served three different congregations in Toronto and I began my pastoral career in the village of New Dundee. I grew up in Fergus, and I have fond memories from my youth of coming to Brantford to visit family on my mother’s side (that is, the non-Lutheran side). I’m very much looking forward to working with you to revitalize the ministry of Faith as well as exploring and becoming involved in life of the community of Brantford. If you are interested, you can find more information about me on our new website at:

The second reason I’m writing is to get your help in developing a congregational email list. I’m sure you can appreciate how important this communication tool is these days. Every couple of weeks or so I will be sending out an email telling you something special about Sunday worship or an upcoming event in the life of the congregation. Therefore, it is important that the congregational email list be as up to date and accurate as possible.

If you would rather not be receiving these emails for any reason, please let me know and I will remove you from the group.

It would be helpful to know if you received this email multiple times at different email addresses, if there are family members or other people you know who should be on the list but did not receive this email, or any other information you can provide to make this email list as efficient as possible.

Finally, I’d like to invite you to contact me if you would like to talk for any reason at all. You can reach me at this email address, by phone at the church office (519-753-3833), or on my cell phone: 519-209-1333. I’d be happy to arrange a visit with you to talk about your participation in the life of Faith Lutheran, or about any issues of faith or life that might be on your mind.

I’m so looking forward to meeting you and working with you as together we explore what it means to be children of God and the Body of Christ in this time and place. Remember, worship is Sunday morning at either 9:00 AM or 10:30 AM. Hope to see you there!

In Peace,

The Rev. Brian Wilker