Rev. Andreas Teich was born in Germany and came to the United States as a young boy.  He grew up and was educated in New Jersey.  After completing his undergraduate degree at Muhlenberg College, Pastor Teich studied for the ordained ministry at Christ Seminary, St. Louis and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  From 1986 – 1990, he served Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Kentucky.  From 1990 – 1994, he served as interim pastor at various congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America throughout the territory of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod.  Since April of 1994, he has been pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Bay City.

Outside the parish, Rev. Teich serves as the chair of the synod’s Global Mission Team. He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Bay City and President-Nominee, chair of the district WAS committee, chair of the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund of Bay County, chair of the board of McLaren Bay Special Care Hospital, and a member of the boards of the Bay Area Community Foundation and the Pardee Foundation.  

On a personal note, Andreas is married to Tracy and the father of one child, Jonathan.  He enjoys cooking and reading.