Lutheran Church says goodbye to pastor
The Petersburg Lutheran Church pastor Mike Schwarte and his family are leaving town this week to pursue a new life in Alabama.
He was assigned to Petersburg's Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in 1999 and later was employed with the Petersburg Police Department and worked as a commercial pilot for Pacific Wing. Most recently he's pastored the Petersburg Lutheran Church for over 7 years.
Schwarte's wife Ying was accepted into a highly competitive Ph.D. program at the Auburn University School of Business. The program will take four years, and once completed she will be able to seek...