At Resurrection, our focus is on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Together, we share in the hope and rejoice in the promise of a new life through our Savior.
Our hope in the resurrection also impacts how we serve one another both in our congregation and in the community. We welcome with open arms all who seek to learn more about Jesus, and the hope of the resurrection for all who believe in Him.
Visit us and you will see how this central focus colors our worship, preaching and Bible study. Resurrection also strives to keep our focus on the resurrection of Jesus through our Sunday school, Bible study, youth programs, adult nurture, and our Little Lambs Preschool.
Resurrection has been serving the Hampton Roads area since 1965, and moved into our current church home in Chesapeake, at 916 Centerville Turnpike, in 2007. We also reach out into the world in partnership with our national church body, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), supporting missions here in the U.S. and around the world.
Jonathan Fischer — Pastor
A Welcome Message From Our Pastor
Thank you for taking a moment to learn a little bit about Resurrection—I’m glad you’ve found us! I’d like to personally invite you to visit us one Sunday to find out more. I have served Resurrection since 2006. I enjoy watching people grow in their faith and relationship with their Savior, and strive to provide Sunday services and Bible Classes that enhance that relationship. I also work with the members and leadership of Resurrection as we work together to share our faith in our community.
I have a wonderful wife, Melissa, who spends her time caring for our children, Elijah, Simeon, Esther, Corah, Stephen, and Josiah.
When I am not at church, you can find me spending time with my family, woodworking, or watching the garden grow.
Mickey Diggs — Administrative Assistant
Mickey Diggs is a native of North Carolina and a life-long WELS member. She grew up as an Army brat and lived in many places on the Southern East Coast and even spent three years in Germany as a middle schooler.
She met her husband, Jeff, while they were lifeguards at Ft. Macon State Park in NC. They have three children who have all left the nest and she recently celebrated the birth of her first grandchild.
Mickey is a member of Moyock Women’s Club, enjoys cooking, reading and most of all, spending time with her family.
Sarah Herold — Preschool Director
Sarah Herold has a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education and Special Education. Additionally, she earned a Master of Science in Education. After teaching English in Japan, Sarah taught both elementary and special education for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Sarah is devoted to lifelong learning and professional growth.
Sarah and her family have been active members of Resurrection Lutheran Church for over ten years. In her spare time, she enjoys history, reading, tennis, and traveling.
Melissa Fischer — Preschool Assistant
Melissa Fischer grew up in Ohio. She attended Martin Luther College and earned her Bachelor’s degree. Melissa previously taught at a preschool in California before moving to Virginia. She became the Assistant at Little Lambs in 2018.
She has six children with her wonderful husband, Jonathan. When she is not at Little Lambs, she can be found reading, cross stitching, or spending time with her family.