Pastor and Heather moved from south Indiana to Plymouth with their 5 children, Timothy, Shella, Brennan, Laura, and Nathaniel. (current ages, 16, 14, 11, 9 and 3) Calvary warmly welcomed the Ahlemeyers. Since then we've discovered what a blessing they are for our community. Pastor Ahlemeyer is a caring and skilled preacher; Heather is a part-time Occupational Therapist and loving helper for the Confirmation and Sunday School classes; the 4 older children are skilled musicians and have enhanced our celebration services with piano, violin and harp music. They're also active in soccer, volleyball and baseball. And little Nathaniel is a delight to watch as he sings along in church!
The Ahlemeyers brought many blessings when they came to Calvary in January, 2015
Pastor Ahlemeyer's background:
Eric Matthew Ahlemeyer was born to the Rev. Terry and Ardith Ahlemeyer on May 16, 1971, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was baptized into the Christian faith on Pentecost Sunday, May 30, 1971, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. He was confirmed at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas in 1985. He graduated from Neenah High School (Neenah, Wisconsin) in 1989. He has one younger brother, the Rev. Michael Ahlemeyer, who is currently serving at Vestavia Hills Lutheran Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
Pastor Ahlemeyer is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, where he majored in history and theology and played baseball. While attending Concordia he met his wife, Heather Halladay. They were married on May 27, 1995, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, WI. Heather is an occupational therapist and has worked in a variety of settings: hospital, nursing home, school, and pediatrics.
Pastor’s prior work experience includes owning and operating Pennant Fever Sports Cards where he sold sports cards, memorabilia, sports statues, and hobby supplies. He also worked at Hunt Marketing in Milwaukee, WI, where he was the account manager for their Cadillac golf account.
Pastor graduated in May, 2000, from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fr. Wayne, IN, with a Master of Divinity degree. He served his vicarage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Norman, Oklahoma, where he led the Lutheran Campus ministry at the University of Oklahoma. He was ordained in the holy ministry on August 13, 2000 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aspen, Colorado. He studied for two summers at the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He completed the program and became a Fellow of the Academy in July of 2009.
Pastor Ahlemeyer has served Messiah, Aspen, CO (2000 – 2003), Faith, Salem, IN (2003 – 2008) and Trinity, Vallonia, IN (2003 – 2014).