Meet Our Staff

Pastors Thomas and Daniela (Dani) Mertz

Interim Ministers: Pastors Thomas and Daniela Mertz

E-mail Interim Ministers: Pastors Thomas and Daniela Mertz

Who would have thought that we would serve as interim pastors at Faith Lutheran some day. However, we have such wonderful memories of joined ministry projects with you that we didn’t have to think long, when Doug Reble, Assistant to the Bishop, called and asked if we might be available.

We are looking forward to working with you over the coming months, while you go through the call process for a new pastor.

We are passionate about God and being part of a Lutheran community that lives out their faith together in worship and neighbourhood service. For the last 7 years Hamilton has been the home where we were able to find both.

We came to Canada as Pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria in 2007 and since then served St. Paul’s Lutheran, Leamington (2007 -2014), St. John’s Lutheran, Hamilton (2014 -2020), Faith Lutheran, Hamilton (2016 -2020) and Trinity Lutheran, Hamilton (2020- ) as their called pastors.

Over the years we also served as interim pastors to congregations in Windsor, London, Waterloo, Oakville and Hamilton.

Daniela has been a part of the SOC Youth ministry for years and is a member of the Eastern Synod candidacy committee. Thomas serves on the Eastern Synod examining committee and currently is the Dean of the Bay Ministry Area. Together we mentor a German Vicar during his extended one-year internship at Trinity.

We have been married for almost 28 years and have three adult sons.

Parish Musician

Shawn Lemp


Darren Schooley

Glen Willmot

Media Technician

Media Technician
E-mail Media Technician

Glen Willmot

Glen is a life-long member of Faith Church. It is due to Glen’s interest in, and extensive knowledge of media technology that we have been able to hold virtual services via YouTube during pandemic lock-downs and restrictions. Our virtual services started with a hodgepodge of old audio and visual equipment which we were certainly grateful to have at the time. Our members were very grateful to be able to continue worshipping as a Faith community even though we had to stay in our homes. Glen helped to determine what we would need to continue live-streaming our services even after we were able to resume worshipping in person. In this photo Glen is surrounded by some of the new audio-visual equipment that was purchased with generous donations from our members for this specific purpose..

In his spare time Glen is an avid video gamer, holds a black belt in karate and also teaches karate. He enjoys the outdoors – biking, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing, and he also plays the flute.

Posted July 2021

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