Debbie LaBelle

Preschool Director

Debbie has been the Preschool Director since 2009.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Education from Bowling Green State University in OH.  She taught 3rd and 4th grade for several years in Michigan and Ohio.  She and her husband, Jeff, have been married for over 20 years.  Their daughter, Jordan, is graduating from Homestead High School as their son, Connor, approaches entry to high school.  Many years ago Connor was a student at the preschool, further stoking Debbie’s love of the program.

Interim Pastor

Rev. Barnes has been in ordained ministry for over twenty five years, serving congregations of all sizes in rural, urban and suburban settings.  Her own parents were missionaries in India and Pakistan, where Pastor Jeanie was born.  She brings  a deep love for preaching, pastoral care and people to our church, along with her delightful husband Greg.  In one sermon Pastor Jeanie affectionately referred to Risen Savior as "The Gem on Jefferson."  We now have embraced that phrase as part of our identity!

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Risen Savior Lutheran Church

8010 West Jefferson Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

(260) 432-1214