Rev. John M.M. Holyer


Pastor Holyer is blessed with a beautiful & wonderful wife, Miranda, and two beautiful daughters, Greta & Eleanor. In addition being a husband, a father and serving as a pastor, he enjoys healthy debate, sarcasm, using power tools, reading, watching movies, sports, and the occasional good beer.

After graduating from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, in 2006, Pastor Holyer received his first call to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, OH, serving there until December of 2014. From December 2014, he has served as pastor here at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Lansing.

A favorite quote: [said of God] “For Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee.” – St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions (Book One, part I)
A favorite verse: Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10) This is the verse that I chose at my confirmation at age 14. I believe I was captivated by the Christian martyrs who paid the ultimate price, dying for their faith. As I’ve gotten older, I gained a much deeper appreciation for the daily sacrifices we are called to make for our faith and for all those we are called by Christ to love. Though we do not die for our faith, we are still called to submit our lives to Christ. For me that meant serving as a pastor.