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, Josiah, and Silas.
When I am not at church, you can find me spending time with my family, woodworking, or watching the garden grow.
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.
Hannah Wirth — Preschool Teacher
Hannah Wirth is happily married to Mike, a submariner in the US Navy. They have three beautiful children and recently moved to Chesapeake from Honolulu, HI. She originally grew up in Arizona and earned a bachelor’s degree specializing in elementary education at Bay Path College in MA. Mrs. Wirth previously taught at Tiny Tots Christian Preschool in Hawaii. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, going on long walks, hiking, and doing puzzles.
Rose Russell — Preschool Assistant
Rose Russell grew up in Virginia Beach and is a retired registered nurse. Mrs. Russell previously worked at another area preschool before becoming a teaching assistant at Little Lambs in 2019. Mrs. Russell has two grown children and four grandchildren. She and her family have been active members of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church for over 10 years. In her spare time, Mrs. Russell enjoys spending time with her family, reading, walks on the beach, and traveling.
Madelyn Gogan — Preschool Assistant
Madelyn Gogan is a recent Grassfield High School graduate. She is pursuing an associate’s degree in early childhood development at Tidewater Community College and plans to continue her studies at Old Dominion University. In her free time, Ms. Gogan enjoys spending time with friends and family and going to the beach.