Pastor Fritsche is a 1973 graduate of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Louis. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree and was ordained into the Holy Ministry at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Cahokia, Illinois. That same year he was called to serve a two-point parish in Bruderheim, Alberta. In addition to his service at Bruderheim, Pastor Fritsche has also served congregations in Luseland, Saskatchewan (Holy Trinity) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (Beautiful Savior). Moving to Edmonton in 2009, Pastor has served congregations in Stony Plain (St. Matthew), Golden Spike (Zion), and Edmonton (All Saints). In 2016, he was asked to serve Redeemer Lutheran Church as Intentional Interim Pastor. He has also served as VP of Lutheran Church Canada, a circuit counsellor, and various committees and boards of district and synod. Pastor and Nancy were married in 1970 and have been blessed with five children and seven grandchildren, most of whom live in Edmonton.