Virginia Lutheran Homes Names Pastor Keith Olivier as New Co-Pastor

 ∼  May 1, 2018

On April 30, Virginia Lutheran Homes welcomed Pastor Keith Olivier to the chaplaincy staff. Over the past few months, Virginia Lutheran Homes, with the help of the Virginia Synod, has conducted interviewsfor a new co-pastor to fill the void left by retired Pastor Bob Ward after 20 years of dedicated service. Pastor Olivier will share duties with Pastor Kathleen Miko to provide various spiritual services to the residents, family members and staff of Brandon Oaks. 

Pastor Olivier comes to Virginia Lutheran Homes from Saint John Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Virginia. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary. He also volunteers as a chaplain for Honor Flight, an organization that takes veterans to visit military monuments in Washington, D.C. free of charge. Although Virginia Lutheran Homes’ communities are based in Lutheran tradition, people of all faiths are welcome. Pastor Olivier is looking forward to that diversity, stating, “We come from different places but share a unified vision of community, so we’re all walking together, all of us part of something greater.” 


“Our residents have thoroughly enjoyed, and benefitted from, the co-chaplaincy offering,” said Virginia Lutheran Homes’ President and CEO, Heather Neff. “We are happy to be able to continue that with Pastor Olivier and Pastor Miko,” Neff added. 




Pastor Keith Olivier