Our Staff

The Rev.  Curtis Binz, Senior Pastor (pastorcbinz@wplsf.com)


Pastor J. Wayne Kerr, Associate Pastor (pastorkerr@wplsf.com)

wayneWest Portal Lutheran Church and School originally called Pastor J. Wayne Kerr in 2004 to serve as Kantor or Minister of Music. In 2009 Pastor Kerr took on the added responsibilities as Deacon, assisting the pastoral in pastoral care for both church and school. In March 2015 Pastor Kerr entered the Specific Ministry Pastor Program of the LCMS through Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.

Ordained as Associate Pastor for West Portal Lutheran on August 13, 2017, Pastor Kerr assists in the pastoral care, teaching and preaching and worship leadership of both church and school.

Pastor Kerr continues to serve as Kantor directing and supervising the Music Ministry Staff. As an educator since 1981, Pastor Kerr holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Masters Degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Central Arkansas. He is a highly recognized composer and arranger with music for organ, handbells and choir published by Concordia Publishing House, Augsburg-Fortress Press, Morningstar Music and others. Pastor is married to Marilyn (Hodges) Kerr, who is also a dedicated educator and currently teaches 3rd grade at West Portal Lutheran School.