Pastor Bryan

JLW_018(1)Pastor Bryan Dziadik-Willingham grew up in Texas and graduated from The Colony High School and then from Texas Lutheran University (TLU) in Seguin in 1992. He studied at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he earned his Master of Divinity in 1998. He was ordained the same year in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Pastor Bryan met his wife Michele while at TLU, where she was also a student. In August 2014, they celebrated their 20th anniversary! If you wonder how to pronounce their last name, the first part is “Jadik” (rhymes with attic) and is Michele’s family name. The second part is Willingham, which sounds like it is spelled, and is his family name. He commonly goes by Pastor Bryan.

Pastor Bryan has served Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lockhart since August 2012, when he and Michele moved to Lockhart from Castroville, Texas, with their daughter Brielle.