Church Staff



 Rev. Michael Geml - Senior Pastor

Pastor Michael Geml is from the Great Lake State of Michigan.  He was born in Detroit and lived most of his early years in suburban Detroit.  He met his wife Ruth while they worked together at the same company and were married in 1984.  He will celebrate 20 years in the ministry in 2023.  Ruth and Pastor have three children, Jaclyn (Jeff) Smith, Angela (Devon) Tharpe and Steven.

828-464-3324 x306



Kyle McClure, Minister of Music

Kyle has served as Minister of Music at Concordia since July 2006. Kyle is married to Karen and they have two beautiful daughters, Caroline and Kate.
828-464-3324 ext. 305



David Beringer, School Principal
828-464-3011 ext. 202


Betsy Murray, Early Childhood Director

Betsy Murray has been at Concordia since 1996 and has 26 years experience in Education.  She enjoys her ministry as the Preschool Director and Assistant Principal.  She is married to Steve Murray and they have one daughter.
828-464-3011 ext. 203


Leslie Brown, Minister of Business Administration

Leslie became of Minister of Business Administration in April 2012 after 25 years in manufacturing accounting and management. She is a lifetime member of Concordia and is married to Cliff Brown.
828-464-3324 ext. 302



Susan Harman, Administration

Susan joined the staff in March 2013.  She brings with her over 20 years of church accounting experience.  Raised at Mt. Olive Lutheran in Newton, Susan now considers Concordia her home.   Susan has a grown daughter, Kaitlyn.  Susan resides in Newton, NC.
828-464-3324 ext. 301







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