Rev. Dr. Karl F. Fabrizius was ordained and installed as the Associate Pastor of Our Father’s on July 15, 1984. Originally from Kansas, he graduated from Kansas State University (1979) in Manhattan, Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Milling Science and Management. He worked for ConAgra, Inc. in Omaha and Minneapolis before attending Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1984 he received the Master of Divinity degree and was called to serve at Our Father’s. In 1994, he received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University. When the Rev. Roger A. Janke retired in 2000, the congregation called Pastor Fabrizius as the senior pastor and he was installed on October 8, 2000.
For eight years, beginning in 2008, he has been sent by the congregation to be a guest professor for the seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana in association with The Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation (The CLEF). His classes deal with faithfully preaching the Biblical text within the context of the Lutheran Confessions, the historic liturgy, and Lutheran hymnody. Look in the photo albums to see some of his pictures from Ghana.
Pastor Fabrizius is married to Darcy nee Stark of Fridley, Minnesota. They have three sons. Pastor enjoys music, reading, sports, and winemaking when he is not busy with church or school events.
Other activities include:
- former teacher for the colloquy program through Concordia University Wisconsin.
- departmental editor of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy.
- writer of a ten volume set of teaching notes and meditational thoughts on the Bible Stories for Daily Prayer in conjunction with the Concordia Catechetical Academy.