About Steve Cauley

My family visiting the St. Louis Arch.  Karen, my wife, and my three daughters:  Analise, Linnea, and Norah.

Hello! I’m Steve Cauley. Currently serving as Senior Pastor of Living Lord Lutheran Church in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. I hope that this site can be a place where I share some musings on life, theology, science, and a collection of sermons.

A little about me: Ordained to Word and Sacrament ministry in 2006, I’ve been a pastor serving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for 15 years.  I’m really excited about my family, church leadership, working with pastoral interns (and folks discerning vocation), St. Louis Cardinals baseball, road biking, and traveling to new places.

I believe ministry is all about: 1. Relationship 2. being opening to the Spirit and following where Spirit leads 3. serving Christ and not self.

Unknown-1I went to Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas and received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1998.   Worked for a multi-national bank in San Antonio, Texas for about four years before landing in seminary in Chicago.

I’m the guy in the center-left.


In 2006, I graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) with a Master of Divinity degree and subsequently began my service as Associate Pastor at Advent Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas.  A ministry position I held for about four years. 

In 2010, I was called as Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine, Iowa. A ministry position I held until receiving a call to serve as Senior Pastor of Living Lord Lutheran Church in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. 

My life is enriched through my discipleship and understanding of my own sense of call to serve Christ as a pastor, and my other primary vocation is that of father/husband.

I met my wife, Karen Landahl, while a student in Chicago.  We have three girls:  Analise, Linnea, and Norah.  Life revolves around these three!

My family!  My wife – Karen Landahl, and daughters – Analise, Linnea, and Norah.