Rev. Santiago Keinbaum (Pastor Santi)

Pastor Santi Keinbaum was born in an Austro-Hungarian-Spanish immigrant family on 3/27/1974 in Montevideo, Uruguay. As a young adult, and because of his European citizenship, he settled in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), a place that he knew very well because of all the family roots he had there and many travels he took there before he moved. There he met Alex, his wife. The Lord blessed this union with 3 children: Maria (17), Santi Jr (16), and Salva (14). In the year 2000, Pastor Santi was involved in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod led Mission in Spain. He became a key leader for the mission work in the Barcelona area. In 2009, through a series of God-directed events, Pastor Santi was given the opportunity to initiate theological training in the USA. After completing all the academic requirements, Pastor Santi was accepted at Concordia University, Nebraska, where he was awarded a full international scholarship. At Concordia, he completed several theology, music, art, and education classes as well as pre-seminary classes, including his favorite theological languages, Greek and Latin. In 2013 he was accepted at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 2017. He is tremendously thankful to the Lord for his wife and children who are unconditionally supporting him and who, by the grace of God, are the main reason why he can exercise his pastoral vocation with much gladness. Pastor Santi is now the pastor of Grace Lutheran, and as such, he will be all about the proclamation of the Word and the administration of the Sacraments. He is excited about getting to know you and the Ulysses community. If you wish to visit with him, please call Grace Lutheran to set up an appointment with him or just stop by the church from 9-5 on Tuesdays. He will be glad to get to know you, to listen to you, and to serve you.