Interim Pastor



Pastor Dwayne J. Westermann

Pastor Dwayne J. Westermann is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S. (1970) and of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, M.Div. (1974).  He is married to Kay (nee Painter) Westermann.  The couple has three adult daughters, Kristin, Kim and Katie.

    Following ordination, Pastor Westermann served Christ Lutheran Church, Roanoke, for three years before being called as Assistant to the Bishop where he served for 11 years.  He then returned to parish ministry as the pastor of College Lutheran Church (  He retired after 191/2 years to serve as President of the non-profit, Godparents for Tanzania (, which he founded and which provides scholarships to very poor students in Tanzania, East Africa, to attend secondary school and university.

     While Pastor Westermann is serving as Interim Pastor at College Church, he is also planning next year’s “Discovery Safari” to the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, East Africa!  Feel free to contact him at (540) 353-6341 or  He can also be reached at College Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm or anytime at