Pastor Habrecht was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was baptized at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Detroit and attended school at Bethany and then at Lutheran High School East. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Before entering the Office of the Holy Ministry, Pastor Habrecht worked as an Electrical Engineer and as a Human Resources Manager.
After his first careers, Pastor Habrecht entered Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained and installed at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on June 2, 2002 and has served here since that time.
Pastor Habrecht is married to Christine. They are parents to two adult children and have been blessed with six grandchildren. Pastor Habrecht loves spending time with his family. Pastor also receives much joy from serving the members of Gloria Dei.