Andrew Richard Burmeister was born January 22, 1962, in Winona, Minnesota, USA. He was brought to faith in Baptism (by his grandfather, Rev. Herman Pankow) on February 10, 1962. He was confirmed in the Christian faith at Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church in May 1976; attended St. Matthew's Lutheran Elementary in Winona, MN and Onalaska Luther High School in La Crosse, WI. He attended undergraduate university at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (grad. 1984) and graduate school at the University of Southern California, attaining a Master of Computer Science in 1985.
He worked in software research and development and has taught as a science professor in colleges and universities in Minnesota, including our Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. He has traveled and lived abroad, including New Zealand in 1994 & 1995.
Andy Burmeister entered Bethany Lutheran Seminary in 2002 and finished the three years of coursework. He served as vicar at Our Redeemer Lutheran of Kallangur, Queensland, Australia. He received a Divine Call to (continue to) serve as Pastor of Our Redeemer and has served there since 2006.
Pastor Burmeister accepted the Divine Call to serve as Pastor to Our Savior Lutheran of Lakeland, Florida and moved (back) to the United States and Lakeland, being installed April 7th, 2013. He is happy to serve our Lord in serving the members of Our Savior and the community of north Lakeland and Polk county.