George Biemel serves as our Senior Choir Director. A 30+ year member of Fellowship Lutheran Church, he has sung in the choir for the majority of that time, except for a 10 year period (2002-2012) when he previously directed the choir. He strives to bring fun to rehearsals as the choir learns upcoming anthems. George emphasizes the choir’s leadership role throughout the entire service, whether singing hymns and liturgy or the choir’s weekly choral anthem. In addition to his service as the choir director, George also leads the Fellowship band periodically during select services and he coordinates our volunteers when Fellowship provides bimonthly dinners at First English Lutheran Church on Columbus’ near east side. George graduated from The Ohio State University after which he worked as a consulting civil engineer until retirement. He enjoys bicycle riding, downhill snow skiing, and playing trombone in the Worthington Civic Band and the Columbus Community Jazz Band.
George Biemel, Choir/Band Director
Pastor Robin Wargowsky
Pastor Robin accepted a call to Fellowship in September of 2013. She graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in May, 2010, and served her first call at Faith Lutheran Church in Jackson, Ohio. Pastor Robin also has undergraduate degrees in psychology and nursing. Before receiving her call to ministry, she was an obstetrics nurse for more than fifteen years, serving at hospitals all over the United States, including Anchorage, Alaska; Tampa, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and O’Fallon, Illinois. Pastor Robin currently resides in Hilliard with her husband, Paul, who is a retired USAF search and rescue pilot. They have one daughter, Amy, a Capital University graduate currently employed at Buckeye Ranch on the hilltop.
Tracy is a life long member of Fellowship. She's been the secretary in the church office since March of 2014 and recently added Financial Secretary to her official duties. She participates in the Fellowship band and the annual Sermon in Song, and often offers special music in our worship services playing the flute or singing the liturgy. She also helps out with Altar Guild and with youth activities when needed. In her spare time, Tracy is an avid reader and likes to hang out with her friends.
Tracy Farel, Office Secretary & Financial Secretary
Andrea was born and raised in Galion OH with her parents (Rick and Becky) and one older brother (Arran). Growing up she was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Galion. She started piano at the age of 5 and pipe organ in 6th grade. She attended Wittenberg University where she received a bachelors of arts in Biology. During the 4 years at Wittenberg she also studied church music, took organ lessons, and served as the assistant organist to the college chapel. She graduated in 2009 with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She works part-time practicing small animal medicine as a substitute when doctors need time off, and she has served as organist at Fellowship Lutheran Church since 2005. Andrea currently lives in Dublin with her husband Mike, who is a chemist, and they share their home with 2 labs (Cally & Lilly) and 2 cats (Chloe & Ernie). In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, music, cross stitch, and spending time with her 2 nieces and 2 nephews.
Andrea R Schultz-Sumner, Organist