Joel Wallschlaeger

Pastor Joel Wallschlaeger was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was raised in Wisconsin and Nebraska. He was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and confirmed at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Pastor Joel attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and received his pastoral education at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

His first call in 2004 was to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lynchburg, Virginia and was installed at Hope Lutheran Church in 2016. He enjoys the outdoors, running, baseball and following the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Pastor Joel is married to Najwa and their marriage has been blessed with two daughters. They reside in Manassas, Virginia.

His favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 4:32, "Be kind and tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ has forgiven you."

Pastor Joel welcomes you to contact him with any questions at all at: pastor@hopemanassas.org

Church Staff

Director of Music

Building Supervisor

Hope Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Council: 2018-2019

Hope Church Council

The Constitution of Hope Lutheran Church of Manassas, Virginia, revised June 24, 2008, provides for a church council structure that includes a Pastor, Officers, and Directors of various Church Boards. The Constitution discusses the duties of these individuals, as well as the responsibilities of the members of Hope Lutheran. For a deeper discussion, a copy of the Constitution is available from the Pastor or any Council Member.

The current members of the Council and Boards are shown below.

Finance Secretary


Finance Director



Hope Lutheran Church Ministry Boards

We encourage our membership to contact the boards and entities in which they are interested

-- time and talents offered are always appreciated!