leadership at christ our king

Meet the staff


  • Pastor Joseph Polzin

    SENIOR PASTOR

    Pastor Polzin was called to serve Christ Our King as Senior Pastor in 2021. He was previously a pastor at a dual-parish in Grayling and Gaylord, Michigan for five years. His goal is to bring God’s Word to bear in people’s lives and he particularly enjoys teaching Bible studies.

    Pastor grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Miami University with a degree in Social Studies Education. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri with his Master of Divinity.

    Pastor and his wife Jennie have been married since 2009 and have four children. They enjoy outings and family game nights. Pastor likes watching sports, walking in the summer, and snowshoeing in the winter.

  • PASTOR THOMAS L. SCHROEDER

    A/K/A PASTOR TOM  

    Pastor Tom is a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He received his Master of Arts degree in religion in 1984. Pastor Tom is also a graduate of Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in teaching from Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois. Before becoming a pastor, he was a teacher in New York City and New Boston, Michigan. He and his wife, Pamela, are the parents of three grown children.  Pastor Tom retired at the end of 2020 and has limited office hours.

  • don kirchhoff

    A/K/A PASTOR Don  - associate PASTOR

    Pastor Don grew up in Higginsville, Missouri, as a part of a Christian family and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. After attending St. Paul’s High School and Junior College in Concordia, Missouri, and the Senior College at Ft. Wayne, Indiana, he graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1968. He served as pastor of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Miami, Oklahoma, from 1968 to 2008. He also served as pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairland, Oklahoma, from 1968 to 1982. He also served the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod as a reconciler, and the Oklahoma District as Secretary for Evangelism and Circuit Counselor of the Miami Circuit. He retired from the full time ministry in July 2008 and joined the staff at Christ Our King in October 2008. He and his wife Jane have two adult sons and their families: Paul, Heather and Jacob, Luke and Josh Kirchhoff of Ann Arbor and Michael, Kelly, Kaity and Zac Kirchhoff of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Victoria Thompson

    admnistrative assistant A/K/A church secretary


  • KERRIE KWASNIAK

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANT AND CUSTODIAN


  • DEANNA LYNCH

    Family ministry leader