Fischer, Doris

Doris Fischer and her husband Harold were long-time members of Faith Lutheran Church in Springfield, Illinois. Doris traces the history of Faith from its founding in 1946 to its consolidation with two other Springfield-based Lutheran congregations in 2015. All three congregations had long-serving pastors retiring in 2015, and were also experiencing a decline in membership.  Doris speaks extensively about Pastor Wellington P. Witkop, who served as Faith's minister from 1956 to 1989, and Pastor Glen VanderKloot, who served as pastor from 1989 until 2015. She also discussed the various construction phases the church experienced in the 1950s through the 1970s.​