Meet Our Staff

Find out a little more about our staff team below

Pastor Sarah Ruch

Pastor Sarah Ruch graduated from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) in the Spring of 2010 with her Master of Divinity.  She was ordained in the Fall of 2010 after accepting a call to serve two churches in Northeast Nebraska, where served from 2010-2016.  She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in English in 2005 from Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University) in Fremont, NE.   She has been married to Pastor Miles Ruch for 15 years and together they have three children.

Pastor Miles Ruch, Jr.

Pastor Miles Ruch, Jr. graduated from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) in the Fall of 2010 with a Masters of Divinity degree.  He was ordained shortly after, serving a call in Pender, Nebraska.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 in Children, Youth, and Family Ministries and a Minor in Music from Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University) in Fremont, Nebraska.  He has been married to Pastor Sarah Ruch for 15 years and together they have three children.

Pam Tyma, Office Manager

Pam has served as Messiah's Office Manager since October of 2015 and works hard to meet the needs of members and visitors throughout the week. She has lived in Aurora for 41 years and has been a member of Messiah Lutheran Church for 34 years along with her husband, Tim Tyma and daughter, Sharisa.  Outside of the office she loves to crochet and heads up Messiah's Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Church Council

President: Mike Stewart  (2020)

Vice-President: Tim Tyma (2019)

Secretary: Kim Quandt (2019)

Treasurer: Diane Gowen (2020)

Worship: Tina Oswald (2019)

Stewardship: John Farris (2019)

Property: KC Pawling (2020)

Education: Kiley James (2020)

Hospitality: Christi Aycock (2020)