Pastor Roop, who graduated from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in May 2006, previously served as the Pastor at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Panora, Iowa from July 2006 through October 2012.
Prior to his seminary training, Pastor Roop worked as a Certified Public Accountant for the Missouri State Auditor and for a privately held highway construction company in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Roop is also a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., and his interests include history, museums, walking, and shooting sports. He is a life Member of the National Rifle Association.
Roop has been married to his wife Sheila for 19 years, and the couple have been blessed with five children: Elizabeth, 15; Nathaniel, 12; Matthew, 10; Hannah, 5; and Jonathan, 2.