Called Staff


Rev. Donald D. Fraker II has served Cross since August of 1998.    His wife, Sharon, teaches Kindergarten at Cross Lutheran School.  Pastor & Sharon have three children:  Rachel (and husband, Rev. Mike Boothby,), Rev. Timothy (and wife, Darci,) and Jonathan, (and wife Emily).  Pastor Fraker graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1983, and served congregations in Denison, Iowa, and Union, Missouri, before coming to New Braunfels. 

Pastor’s Fraker’s Page


Rev. Mark Harris was ordained into pastoral ministry in June 2016 at Grace in Winter Haven, FL.  He was also installed there as the Associate Pastor and served in that role through September 2019. He is married to Brittany and they have two children, Ezra and Susanna, He recently accepted the Call from Cross Lutheran Church and School to serve in our newly established role of Associate Pastor. He is overjoyed to begin serving this congregation and community alongside the wonderful family of Cross Lutheran Church and School!

Pastor Harris’ Page


Principal Corey Brandenburger is excited to begin his third year at Cross and his 21st year of Lutheran School ministry this school year.  Corey earned a BA from Concordia University, St. Paul, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University, Texas.  Currently, he is completing his dissertation in fulfillment of a doctorate in educational administration.  Corey and his wife, Melissa, have both taught in Lutheran schools in Houston, TX, Pagosa Springs, CO, and most recently, in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah.  They have three children:  Abigail, Ryan, and Madeleine.  Corey’s interests include reading, playing the piano, visiting Disney World, watching soccer, and running.  The Brandenburgers are blessed to be a part of the community of believers here at Cross.

Principal’s Page

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