Pastor Caleb served as St. John’s second Vicar (seminary intern) from Nov. 2004 until Nov. 2005. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO in 2006 and was ordained at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chugiak, AK. Pastor Caleb was St. John’s first Associate Pastor from Sep. 2006 to Feb. 2008 and was installed as Senior Pastor on Feb. 24, 2008.
Pastor Caleb, son of Rev. Ken and Sandi Schauer, was born in Austin, TX on Apr. 7, 1975 and baptized. He was confirmed in Ashton, ID. After attending the Univ. of Idaho in Moscow, ID he graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Schauer worked for almost five years designing roads and water/sewer lines in Anchorage, AK. While there he met Melanie Grunenwald, a Minnesota native; they were married on January 2, 1999. Schauer also worked as a lay assistant with the Alaska Mission for Christ. He credits working in real ministry situations as the primary influence leading to his decision to attend seminary.
The Schauer children include: Malachi, Gideon, Hannah, Gabrielle, Selah, Jeremiah, and Josiah. They enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and backpacking. Racquetball and woodworking are also among Pastor Schauer’s favorite activities, while his wife Melanie enjoys gardening and being a mother.