Rev. John Flack
Pastor's Phone: (516) 353-1121
Pastor's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reverend John Flack was born in Iowa City and baptized in the Maquoketa River in Iowa shortly thereafter. He lived in Iowa, France, Madagascar, Kansas, and Iowa again before going to college at the University of Chicago. There he worshipped at Augustana Lutheran Church, where he discovered that he was going to be a pastor. He graduated with a degree in Philosohphy in 2002 and spent a year in Argentina working for the church. He returned to the University of Chicago for his Master’s in Divinity and worked in Tanzania and Long Island before his ordination in 2010. He never wanted to live in New York City growing up, but the Lord had a place for him in Manhattan, and he is very happy to be to the pastor of the congregation of Our Saviour’s Atonement.
Pastor John is married and has two children. He likes the outdoors, the indoors, and getting to know people.
Paul F. Mueller
Director of Music
Conductor Paul F. Mueller has been the Director of Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church since 2006. He is a versatile musician who has excelled in operatic, orchestral and choral repertoire. Recent European appearances include performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Schubert’s Mass in G in Bulgaria and Greece, Haydn’s Theresienmesse in Vienna, Austria and Mozart’s Requiem in London and Oxford with the English Chamber Orchestra. Other engagements include performances of works by Brahms, Monteverdi, Mozart and Rossini in the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Spain and Hungary.
The 2019-2020 season marks Maestro Mueller’s twenty-fourth season as Music Director of the Greenwich Choral Society. Recent performances with the Greenwich ensemble include masterpieces by Bach, Britten, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, Orff and Rossini. Paul is the former Music Director of the New Haven Chorale and Chamber Singers and has also served as Music Director of the Blue Hill Troupe, a philanthropic organization specializing in staged performances of works by Gilbert & Sullivan. Paul is Professor Emeritus of the Music Department at Hunter College in Manhattan where he served as Director of Choral Activities for 31 years. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from the Indiana University School of Music and a Diploma in Organ Performance from the Hochschule in Vienna, Austria.
Jane Huerta grew up in the Lutheran Church. She is originally from Wisconsin and spent her teenage and early adult years in California. Jane has a degree in Wildlife Biology and was a biologist on The Sequoia national forest for several years before she, her husband Luis, and daughter Claudia moved to Northern California and then to New York City.
The family moved to New York City in early 2002. Jane fell into her career as church administrator while attending and volunteering at Advent Lutheran Church on the UWS. She has been serving for 16 years between there and OSA.
Janes loves being part of the OSA community. Jane says, "Everyone is so warm and friendly and has made me feel welcome since the first day I arrived."
A resident of New York City since 2008, Christopher moved from his hometown of Ann Arbor Michigan to escape the oppressively cold winters there. A lifelong cyclist and career cycling advocate, he has served on the board of directors for the New York City Mountain Bike Association and currently serves as its director of programming.
Christopher was drawn to OSA by its open, welcoming community, and his fascination with all things old keeps him duly entertained while maintaining the property at OSA.
He enjoys playing the trumpet, welding, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two kids in what he calls “the best neighborhood in all of NYC” -Washington Heights.