NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in New Canaan has a new pastor, and he'll be preaching there for the first time on Sunday, Aug. 28.
The church voted Rev. Dr. Derrick Fallon as its new pastor on July 17.
Fallon has served St. John's Lutheran Church, in Randolph, Neb., for the past 10 years -- but he was originally a member of the New England Synod. He and his wife Pam have two adult children, Colin and Ian.
Fallon graduated from the Lutheran Theology Seminary at Gettysburg with a master's of divinity in 2005, and he was ordained and called to serve St. John’s in 2006. He also received a doctorate of ministry in biblical preaching.
He is a staff writer for Augsburg Fortress and writes for the devotional publications "Christ in Our Home" and "The Word in Season." His writing has also been published in "Word and World: Theology for Christian Ministry," as well as "The Lutheran Digest."
The congregation welcomes the public to join in Fallon's first sermon, on Aug. 28. The church is located at 5 Oenoke Ridge, in New Canaan. The worship service begins at 9 a.m.
On Sept. 11, the worship service will return to its 10 a.m. time, followed by fellowship. For more information about the church, visit its website.