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Rev. Peter T. Heyn


(920) 327-8658
Pastor Peter Heyn was born on March 27, 1980 in Milwaukee, WI. He is the oldest of nine children born to Rev. Thomas and LaRue Heyn. As a pastor’s son he was blessed to live in a number of different cities as his father served WELS congregations in Willoughby, OH; El Paso, TX; and Madison, WI; as well as serving as a world missionary in Bogotá, Colombia. He was confirmed at Mt. Olive Lutheran (WELS) in Appleton, WI in 1994, and graduated from Lakeside Lutheran High School in 1998.

In 2004, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in history and secondary education (social studies emphasis). He then took two years of Classical Greek and Biblical Hebrew at UW-Madison, after which he studied at Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary in Mankato, MN. He graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2012. His final year was spent vicaring in Sonoma County, California. Upon completion of his vicarage, he served a temporary situation caring for the flock of Our Redeemer Lutheran in Brisbane, QLD, Australia for ten weeks before flying back to the States where he was ordained at Peace Lutheran Church of Lakeland, FL on August 26, 2012. Since his ordination, Pastor Heyn has served as pastor of Peace Lutheran in Lakeland, FL (2012-2015), Peace Lutheran in Deshler, Ohio (2015-2019), and as home missionary at Living Water Lutheran in San Angelo Texas (2019-2024). While in San Angelo, he also served as military contact pastor for ELS/WELS members stationed at Goodfellow AFB. In addition to serving as pastor at Christ the King, Pastor Heyn also currently serves as the secretary for the ELS Board on Apologetics. 

Pastor Heyn met his wife Andrea in Lakeland, Florida and what began as a mutual love for the Packers led to a dating relationship. They were married on May 10, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran (WELS) in South Haven, MI. They have been blessed with three daughters and a son: Elliana (8), Emma (6), Clara (5), and Caleb (2).

Pastor enjoys hanging out with his family, as well as running (amongst other outdoor sports), music (listening and playing), and cheering on his WI sports teams: the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. He and Andrea are proud Packer owners. 

He and his family consider it a privilege to serve at Christ the King and are excited to share the message of God’s love and forgiveness with the people of Howard/Green Bay.

Barb Schnese, Administrative Assistant

Deb Meyer, Organist