This story first appeared in the fall 2018 issue of the Concordian, the official magazine of Concordia University Wisconsin.
Casey (’13) and Noah Kegley (’14) aren’t just brothers. The siblings, a year apart in age, have also been classmates and teammates for most of their lives, attending grade school, high school, college, and seminary together. Now the two are partners in ministry.
Ordained into The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod pastoral ministry together on June 10, 2018 at their home congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, Wisconsin, the brothers are now serving at their first calls as associate pastors: Casey at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey; and Noah at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in West Allis, Wisconsin.
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“Our ordination was joyous and humbling all at once,” said Rev. Noah Kegley. “It felt like a pinnacle moment in both of our lives, being ushered into ministry together with all of our family and so many of our lifelong friends in attendance.”
The Kegley brothers are the first in their family to become pastors. They attribute their parents, teachers, coaches, and youth leaders as being great mentors of faith and demonstrators of God’s love who encouraged them to consider their pastoral pursuits at Concordia University Wisconsin.
The greatest encouragement they found was in one another. “Sharing so much school and life experience with Noah has been a valuable gift I’ve received from God,” said Rev. Casey Kegley. “Noah has been an amazing encouragement, inspiration, and teacher to me through every step of this journey. I can’t thank God enough for allowing us to share what we’ve shared.”
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