The staff and leadership at Ascension is comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for every person in our church community.  If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to email them or call our church office to speak with them directly.  You can contact the church office at church.office@ascensionlouisville.org or 502-244-1856.

  • Ken Boehm - Pastor

    Pastor Ken has a long association with our church family.  He became the synodically authorized minister in 2017 and was installed as the Ascension Lutheran Church Pastor in 2018 - bringing with him a contagious passion for ministry.  He was the chaplain at Churchill Downs in Louisville as part of a nearly 27 year career in Racetrack Chaplaincy.  Ken is married to Natalie.  They have a daughter Bethany, and a granddaughter, Charlotte.

  • Aaron Flynn - Youth Director 

    Aaron joined Ascension in 2021.  Recently graduated from Morehead State University, he served on Morehead's ministry team, while spending summers counseling at Lutheran Hills Camp.  Aaron's passion for working with youth is surpassed only by his passion for God, which can be seen clearly with each inventive youth message every Saturday and Sunday.  Aaron is married to Sam.  They have a cat Luke who might as well be their son. 

  • Robert Peterson - Pastoral Intern

    Robert recently completed his M. Div. course work at Luther Seminary and brings great energy for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Ascension community.  He was raised in rural South Dakota and is a life long Lutheran.  After college, he taught English for three years in Hungary and Kazakhstan, and served for four years as an ELCA missionary in Senegal. Upon returning to the U.S., Robert earned his Master's in architecture and worked in the field for about 10 years.  He and his wife, Julie, have three children Eli, Isabel, and Faith.

  • Todd Hildreth - Director of Music

    Todd leads Ascension's choir and guest musicians in uplifting and joyful worship music every Sunday.  Throughout the year he blesses Ascension with several music themed worship services, community performance events, and our annual Jazz Fest.  When Todd is not directing our music ministry, he teaches jazz piano at Bellarmine University.  Well known as a distinguished performer, Todd has recorded or performed with Aretha Franklin, Don Braden, Norah Jones, Dave Liebman, and many others.  Todd also serves as musical director for the WHAS Crusade for Children's annual telethon. 

  • Rachel Abraham - Church Office Administrator  

    Rachel was born and raised in Ohio.  She has a BS in Hospitality Management from Sullivan University, with a concentration in Business Administration.  She also holds three Associate Degrees in Culinary Arts, Professional Catering, and Baking & Pastry Arts.  When not managing Ascension's office, Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors with her son, dog, family and friends.  She especially loves flower gardening - she hasn't met a flower she doesn't like - and hopes to visit the Redwood Forest someday.