Contact Information

Phone: (210) 688-3090


Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00 and Friday 8:30-3:00.

Mailing Address: 9944 Leslie Road San Antonio, TX 78254

We are located at loop 1604 and Braun Rd

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Rev. Dr. Gordon F. Kuenemann (Pastor)

Rev. Dr. Gordon F. Kuenemann, the 16th pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes was installed October 14, 1984 by Rev. Keith Fox, Director of Personnel, Southern District of the ALC.

Pastor Kuenemann is a native of Texas.  He was born February 3, 1950 in Fredericksburg, Texas and raised in San Antonio.  He attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas and received a BA Degree in Psychology and Sociology.  He then attended Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota and received a Masters of Divinity Degree.  His internship year was spent in Austin, Texas with Gethsemane Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Social Services of Texas where he served as Foreign Adoption Worker.

On June 27, 1976 Pastor Kuenemann was ordained at his home congregation, Hope Lutheran Church in San Antonio.  While on the staff at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church in Houston he enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  He completed his program in 1983 and received his Doctorate at graduation services in Houston on May 29, 1983.

While in Houston, Pastor Kuenemann met Wendy Dittmer and they were married there in August 1978.  Their son Kyle was born in August 1982 in Houston and daughter Kendall was born in San Antonio in November 1984.

Pastor Kuenemann served for eight years as Minister of Life and Growth at memorial Drive Lutheran Church.  In August 1984 he accepted a call to Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes.