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. Peter Manfred (Pastor)

Rev. Manfred was installed as Associate Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes August 27, 1989 by Rev. George Haynes, Southwestern Texas Stewardship and Evangelism Coordinator.

Born April 24, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Pastor Manfred is the son of Carl Manfred and Miriam Manfred, nee Peterson.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota in 1966 and his Master Degree in Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1970.  He was ordained August 9, 1970 at Normandale Lutheran Church at Edina, Minnesota by his father Rev. Carl Manfred then assistant to the Bishop of the Minnesota Synod of the Lutheran Church of America.

Pastor Manfred married Miss Jean Thompson at Watertown, Minnesota on August 17, 1968.  They have two children, Nathan born in McAllen, Texas in 1974 and Rachel born in San Antonio, Texas in 1982.

From 1970 to 1978 Pastor Manfred was pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in McAllen, Texas.  He accepted a call to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of San Antonio in 1978.  Pastor Manfred served that congregation until joining the pastoral staff at Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes.

While at Prince of Peace he chaired the Synodical Lutheran Church Volunteers Program and co-led several regional church volunteerism events around the country.  He also served as chairman of the installation committee which installed Bishop Rode as the first Southwestern Texas Synod Bishop of the ELCA.

Pastor Manfred was called as the Senior Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes upon the resignation of Pastor Kuenemann in 1993.

When he left Zion in 2001 he was called to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in San Antonio. He served there till his retirement in 2010.