Our Staff
Pastor Troy Schreiner

Hi! I’m Pastor Troy Schreiner, and I can’t wait to welcome you to our loving family at Victory Lutheran Church and Preschool! By God’s grace, I began my ministry at Victory in July 2019.

I grew up in Michigan, and attended high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary, where I first received encouragement and began considering being a pastor. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2010, and received my Seminary training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. In 2013, I served a one-year pastoral internship near Charleston, SC, and first got to experience life in the south! Upon graduation from WLS, I was assigned to serve as an associate pastor at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Appleton, WI, and served at Mount Olive for 5 years, during which my ministry focused on the areas of Evangelism, Youth Ministry, and Worship. 

In 2014, I married my wife Kelly. We have three children, Faith, Noah, and Magdalena, and a Fox Terrier named Max. Our family loves spending time outside, going camping, traveling, and playing games. Jacksonville is home, and we’re so grateful for the opportunities to serve, serve alongside, and continue growing closer to our church family here at Victory, and our Jacksonville community! We can’t wait to meet you in person at Victory!

Jarrett Mielke,
Staff Minister
Hi, I’m Jarrett Mielke, Staff Minister at Victory! I grew up in Sarasota, Florida. Since there are no WELS high schools in that area, I attended Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, Wisconsin, and was encouraged there in my consideration of public ministry. I went on to Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota for four years, where I finished my course of study in May, 2023. For my last semester, I served as an intern at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. The experience encouraged me in my walk of faith and gave me some much-needed ministerial experience, though I still have much to learn. In May, 2023 I received a call to serve at Victory and began doing so in July.
In my free time, I enjoy learning foreign languages, woodworking, and photography. In October, 2023, I married my wife Leah. Together, we enjoy watching movies, playing games, and baking. We look forward to welcoming you to Victory!
Anne Grotefend, Preschool Director
Hi, I’m Anne Grotefend, Director of Victory Preschool! Welcome! My goal is to create an environment that, first and foremost, introduces students to the love of their Savior, Jesus; secondly, meets students at their level and builds a foundation for success in all areas of development; finally, creates a close-knit family of students, parents, and staff in Christ!
I knew that I wanted to be a teacher when I was 4 years old and am thankful to be fulfilling that calling in my life! I received my B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Martin Luther College in 2005, and in 2015 completed my Masters in Education – Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Instruction through Concordia University. I enjoy interacting with diverse groups of learners and gained experience with a variety of cultures while serving Christ the Lord Lutheran Preschool in Houston, Texas (2005–2010), teaching PreK and Kindergarten at Gloria Dei Lutheran in Belmont, California (2010–2020), and now in Jacksonville (2020–present).
In August 2023, I married my husband Steven, and we are settling into the Mandarin area of town. Our hobbies include camping, puzzles, baking, 3-D printing, and more. I am blessed to serve this community and look forward to partnering with your family!
Contact Us
Pastor Troy
Office: (904) 642-8900
Cell: (904) 400-2993
Email: pastorschreiner@victorylutheran.org
Staff Minister Jarrett
Office: (904) 642-8900
Cell: (941) 735-6962
Director Anne
Office: (904) 642-8900
Cell: (904) 955-1926