Pastor 200  Rev. Charles B. Burhop

Pastor Burhop is a graduate of Concordia University Ann Arbor, Concordia University Chicago (then River Forest) and Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  He has been serving the Eastern Upper Peninsula since 1988, and started Saint Barnabas Lutheran Church in 1994.  You can contact him at

Organist: Ruth Burhop

Ruth Burhop is a graduate of Concordia University Ann Arbor, where she met her husband Pastor Burhop, and Concordia University Chicago.

Assistant Organists and Instrumentalists: Emma, Samuel, and Anne Ledford

Emma Ledford has been playing organ since she was 12, violin since she was 6, and piano before that. She graduated with a Parish Music and Theological Languages degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. Samuel is currently studying Computer Science, Philosophy, and Theological Languages at Concordia Wisconsin, and plays violin for St. Barnabas when he is home on breaks. Anne is 12 and in addition to being homeschooled is studying piano and violin.



Sunday morning Divine Services at Saint Barnabas have traditionally been enriched by a small ensemble of students, whether from the university or in high school or grade school, who are able to serve by playing their instruments to accompany the hymns.  To all prospective LSSU students: if you play an instrument, whatever it is, please bring it with you and play for us!