Rev. Robert Grimm is a 1976 graduate of Mayer Lutheran High School. He currently lives in Alma, KS with his wife, Gayle, and has three grown children; Erik, Elisabeth, and Aaron. His parents are Willard and Evelyn Grimm and grew up in Young America. For the last 21 years, Robert has served at St. John Lutheran Church & School, Alma, KS.
“I serve among rural people in a changing community. I love being with students at our school each day, and I have great pleasure in teaching the Bible to adults of our church and community. There are many things that allow me variety in daily routines, connecting with people, and proclaiming the name of Jesus in words and deeds. I enjoy visits to nursing homes, and singing with folks there. I am blessed to work with youth and build relationships that model the love of my Savior.”
One of the things Robert enjoys most is knowing people who seek after the things of God.
“They excite me and inspire me to be my best. Preaching is an obvious way to connect with people, but one on one conversations are the most rewarding as the life of Christ changes hearts and lives.”
Robert understands obstacles that exist in our lives.
“Our community and people are not immune from the attacks of Satan against all godliness. Identifying the devil’s schemes, and helping people see the dangers of the temptations before them are the greatest challenges I have.”
MLHS has been instrumental in helping form Robert’s faith walk.
“Faith is a cornerstone for life. Faith in Jesus Christ is the right cornerstone, and Mayer Lutheran High School has been formative, encouraging, and consistent in building upon a Christian foundation.”
Living by the motto, “The Son of man came not to be served, but to serve,” it’s easy to see Christ in this servant’s life and he feels blessed by all God’s gifts. Mayer Lutheran had a pivotal role in Robert’s journey and his choices reflect that.
“Besides working at church, I serve at our synod’s district level in a number of areas, believing that one person with faith can make a difference. I have been a district vice-president, secretary and LWML counselor. I also play music with people at various events and locations in the community. I umpire youth ballgames, and am active in other civic events.”
The relationships during Robert’s years of high school is one of the greatest blessings he received because he had the opportunity to attend MLHS.
“I found the formative years and the significant relationships at MLHS to be a blessing for my life and ministry. God challenges me to be faithful to Him, and people at MLHS have been able to help me see His calling to service.”
His words of wisdom to us are: “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
Thank you for your service to our Lord’s sheep, Robert!