Douglas Meyer

Board Member


​Rev. Douglas Meyer recently retired after 40 years as an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For the last 25 years he served as co-pastor with his wife at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire, Illinois, a congregation who actively co-sponsored the resettlement of three refugee families.

Pastor Doug earned his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Rock Island and his divinity degree from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He previously served parishes on Chicago’s southside and in the southwest suburbs. Over the years he has served in a variety of community and synodical capacities including as Dean of the North Conference of the Metro Chicago Synod and Chair of the Synodical Outreach Committee. He previously served on the RefugeeOne board from 2010-2016, including years as board secretary and president.

Pastor Doug is married to the Rev. Christine Meyer and lives in Galena, Illinois. They have three grown sons.