Rev. Jordan McKinley
Jordan Jay McKinley was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Susan McKinley on July 15th, 1983, in Kokomo, Indiana. He was baptized into Christ on August 14th, 1983, the 14th Sunday after Trinity at Zion Lutheran Church in Kokomo, IN, by the Rev. Donald O. Studt. He was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Kokomo on May 31st, 1998, the Day of Pentecost.
He graduated from Northwestern High School in 2002. He is a 2006 graduate of Ball State University, where he earned a B.A. in History with a minor in German.
Upon graduation, he worked as a dispensing optician at an eyeglass shop in Fort Wayne. He married his wife, Andrea (nee Wagner) of Bloomington, Indiana, in the summer of 2007 at Grace Lutheran Church in Muncie, Indiana. Later that summer, they moved to Muncie, where Andrea taught in the Muncie Public Schools. He worked at the Muncie Public Library.
In 2008, he and Andrea moved back to Fort Wayne, and he started his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. During his course of study, Andrea worked at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Fort Wayne, and they had their first child, Naomi, in 2010. From 2011 to 2012, the McKinleys lived in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, where he served as vicar at Our Savior Lutheran Church under the Rev. Steve Sanderson. While in Colorado, their son, Collin, was born.
In 2012, he was called to serve the dual parish of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bennett, Iowa, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stanwood, Iowa. He was ordained and installed as pastor of those congregations on June 24th, 2012, the Nativity of St. John the Baptizer. In 2013, their son, Theodore, was born.
Pastor McKinley received a call to serve Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia, IN, in June 2015, and he was installed as the pastor of Trinity on August 23rd, 2015.
Presently, the McKinleys live in Brownstown, IN.