Contacts at Calvary
Sioux City Iowa

Pastor James Travis: joined Calvary in October of 2009. He grew up in Adrian, MI. He graduated from Concordia College Ann Arbor with a degree in Biblical Languages and a Minor in Music (Organ and Tuba) in 1998. He then graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2002 his Masters of Divinity degree. He served as pastor to Emmanuel Lutheran in Lake View Iowa prior to joining our congregation.  Pastor Travis is married to Stacy Travis and has two children Isaac and Micah.  Pastor and Stacy met while at an Iowa District West singles event in Carroll Iowa.  Pastor is a strong advocate for biblical marriage and is glad to meet with couples preparing for marriage or going through difficulties. He is believes in biblical discipleship in the church and home. In other words, passing on Jesus to children, grandchildren, and training up the next generation of leaders in God's church.  Stacy loves to play organ, piano, and guitar.

Email: rev.travis@hotmail.com

Phone: (712)2391575

Associate Pastor: Trevor Freudenburg

Events for Family and Youth

I was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, attending Christ Lutheran School and Lutheran High Northeast. After graduating from Lutheran High in 2009, I attended college at Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, Michigan. While at college, I met my wife Hannah. After graduating in 2013, Hannah and I got married and moved to Yangyang, South Korea where we taught English as a foreign language for one year in an elementary school. Hannah taught third and fifth grade while I taught fourth and sixth grade. In the course of that year, it became clear to us that I was supposed to go to the seminary.

I enrolled at Concordia Seminary in the fall of 2014. I completed a one year vicarage at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Colorado (a Denver suburb). I returned to the seminary in the fall of 2017 to finish my fourth year of schooling. Through the course of that year we decided to stay an additional year so that I could pursue my Master of Sacred Theology (STM) in Historical Theology. Throughout these past two years I’ve also worked as a Pastoral Assistant at Ascension Lutheran Church in St. Louis.

Phone: (712)2391575

Calvary Boards and Committees: Calvary is served by many boards and committees: Board of Elders, Board of Trustees, Board of Education, Board of Youth, Board of Stewardship, Board of Social Ministries, Board of Outreach, Worship and Music, etc. To view 2017-2018 Board members: Boards and Committees

Calvary Supports Missions: Rev. James and Angela Sharp, and family who serve the Lord in Uruguay (See: Sharp Family) and Iantha Scheiwe who serves Honk Kong with the Mission of Christ Network ((See: Scheiwe) with annual gifts. In addition Calvary gives 9% of our regular offerings to Iowa District West, who in turn sends about half to Synod for various causes. We give the other 1% locally to Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux's work to have Jesus shared in Spanish. The Rev. Paul Flo & Rev. Henry Henry Witte serve in these areas.

Sharilyn Steck has been the secretary at Calvary since 2018. She is responsible for all the church's communications such as the Sunday Bulletins and the Calvary Call newsletter. She is also our receptionist and office manager. Others also volunteer in the office to help Sharilyn. Email:   CalvarySecretary@aol.com

Phone: (712)2391575

Pastor Schoop (Emeritis):  Pastor Schoop serves Calvary on Thursday mornings leading Bible Study at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Schoop served at Calvary as Senior Pastor before retiring in 2008.  Pastor Schoop is married to Annelie and curently they serve at St. John's Lutheran Church Climing Hill!

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