The Rev. Evan McClanahan, STS, is originally from Shreveport,
Louisiana. As a son of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Shreveport,
he was steeped in Lutheran liturgy and theology. He attended
Centenary College of Louisiana and earned a B.A. Music, focusing on
Pastor McClanahan worked for two years as an executive recruiter before being
called to seminary. He attended the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago for
three years, and had a one year internship at St. John Lutheran in Royal,
Illinois, a town of 300 in central Illinois. He met his wife Amanda in Chicago
and they married in 2006.
Upon graduating from seminary, he was called to Living Word
Lutheran Church in Grapevine, Texas, where he served as Associate
Pastor. In December 2009, he was called to serve as Pastor at First
Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoys playing guitar and mountain
dulcimer and won second place in a national mountain dulcimer
competition in September, 2011.
In May 2009, he and his wife had their first child, daughter
Adalyn Rose. In March, 2011, they had their son Alister Gregory.
Amanda and Evan both enjoy entertaining, cooking, and spending time
with their children and their Lhasa Apso, Gus.
Betty Miller, Administrative Assistant
Betty is a recent addition to the staff,
handling all of the details of the congregation. Don't hesitate to
call her with any questions.
The Rev. James Schneider
The Rev. Dr. Richard Campbell
The Rev. Edwin D. Peterman