About us

Salem is a church with both deep roots in our community and a forward-looking vision for ministry. Founded in 1856, we are one of the oldest churches in Washington County and remain one of the largest rural congregations. We are a member congregation of the national Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and regional TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod. We welcome all to our communion table on Sundays, whether you are a Lutheran or any other stripe of Christian. Baptism is open to people of all ages. As Lutherans we believe that we are redeemed through Jesus Christ by the grace of God and empowered for ministry by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Read more about what we believe here. We invite you to contact one of our pastors if you would like more information about our church. We hope you will join us in worship this Sunday!

Pastor Charles Parnell
Wes Maurer

Council President

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Jenny Sebastian

Office Administrator

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Cory Swor

Sunday School Superintendent

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Nancy Rosenbaum


Terry Boeker


Carol Parnell

Bell Choir and Praise Band Director




1500 Salem Road

Brenham, Texas 77833

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