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Our staff is here to help you and to make you feel welcome at Abiding Word Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas.

Reverend Cody Mills



Reverend Cody Mills grew up in Southwest Iowa, graduating from his local public school. Before his senior year in high school, he enlisted in the United States Army on active duty. He completed a tour in Iraq during the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom.


After completing his time in the United States Army, he graduated from the University of St. Mary with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences. He owned his own computer business in Battle Lake, MN, for nearly ten years before selling the business to attend seminary. He left the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America to join the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.

Rev. Cody Mills graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from the Institute of Lutheran Theology in 2020. His focus was on biblical text in Hebrew and New Testament Greek.

He reminds people that he is not the Pastor but the person God charges to take care of the congregation at Abiding Word Lutheran Church.


Reverend Cody is rostered with the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ and the Augustana District.

Office Administrator

Pat Weeks is the Administrative Assistant at Abiding Word Lutheran Church. She worked over 20 years with oil and gas related companies as a document/data/information manager before coming to work for Abiding Word. Though a big adjustment from her previous career, she enjoys bringing her God-given gifts and skills to serve the friendly and encouraging people at Abiding Word.


She and her husband are relative newcomers to Brenham. They fell in love with Brenham after visiting on weekends for many years and bought a charming, older home in town. Pat is involved in a local women’s club in Brenham and enjoys working out, reading, scrapbooking, and traveling with her husband. She also enjoys the great downtown Brenham restaurants and shops and attending local events and festivals.

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