Rev. Robert Weinkauf is originally from Topeka , KS . He is a graduate of Topeka Lutheran School and Topeka High School . In 1991, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University . Prior to attending the seminary, he worked in business management and financial services. He also served as a reserve Topeka police officer. He had been a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church , Topeka. Rev. Weinkauf is married and blessed with 2 children. He began his seminary studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne , Indiana in 2003. In April, 2007 he received a Divine Call to serve as pastor of St. Martin Lutheran Church , Basehor , Kansas . In June, 2007 he completed his vicarage at Grace Lutheran Church , LeMars , Iowa and awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary. Rev. Weinkauf was Ordained July 1, 2007 and installed as pastor July 8, 2007 .