Elizabeth Lutheran Church
165 County Road 307
PO Box 675
Caldwell, TX 77836

(979) 567-4286

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May has a lot of exciting things going on.  I am excited to be introducing my longtime friend, Pastor Ricardo. He has kindly offered to help me with our visitation program as I deal with medical issues.  You are going to enjoy getting to know him.

We also have lots of fun things coming up and a few milestones.  Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and our Ignite Youth program are times to celebrate and to share the love that Christ models for our families, our nation and our young people.  Additionally, we will recognize our Graduates on May 21st as they make another important step in their lives.

There have been too many great things in our congregational life to describe here.  Let us rejoice as we continue to explore the meaning of Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection in our everyday personal, family and community lives.





Pastor Ricardo was confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in the Panama Canal Zone, graduated from Augsburg Lutheran Seminary in Mexico City and later served Mission Posts in Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico City.  He was ordained in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in1972, later joining the ELCA.  He served Texas churches; Peace, Pasadena; Prince of Peace, South Houston; Redeemer and King of Glory, both Houston; New Life, Pearland; among others. His wife, Raquel, also attended Seminary.


They have three children: Mitch who works at the Texas Medical Center, Roxana who works for United Airlines and in Real Estate and Joel who works in a Container processing company.  They are the proud grandparents of five; four boys and one girl. Pastor Ricardo’s birthday is May 6 and Raquel's is June 11.  Pastor Ricardo is our new part-time Associate Pastor for Visitation and can be reached at: 832-494 7710.