Enhancement: Divine Savior in Sienna, Tex., plans to call a second staff minister or pastor to assist in youth and family ministry. Divine Savior Academy currently has 280 students enrolled with 360 anticipated next school year. A second full-time worker will help them connect school families with the church, as many school families do not currently have a church home.
- Rev. Dan Laitinen accepted the call to serve as Divine Savior’s second pastor and was installed on August 20, 2023.
- The master-planned community of Sienna is expected to double in size over the next several years. Average annual growth over the past few years is between 32-56%.
- Divine Savior Academy broke ground on a second building, which will provide the space for the Academy to have an enrollment of 500+ students.
- Divine Savior had 11 adult confirmands the past two years and 11 baptisms in 2022 from school-connected families.
- In a recent survey, parents of 33 current students stated they were interested in baptism and parents of 131 students said they were interested in learning more about how to pray and read the Bible with their children.
Rev. Kevin Boushek, Divine Savior Lutheran Church