I feel so blessed to be called to serve as pastor among God’s people at St. John’s. This congregation has a rich history of commitment to Jesus Christ, especially seen by its amazing and generous outreach to those beyond its walls and into the world.
I come to St. Johns having served as a pastor for almost twenty-one years. I began my ministry at Trinity in West Bend, Wisconsin and then served most recently at Lord of Life in Kenosha where I spent over fourteen years. While in Kenosha I met my wonderful husband, Warren, and we welcomed three beautiful children. When we’re not at work or school, we enjoy baseball, movies, music, swimming, and being silly together.
My passions in ministry include worship and preaching. It is a privilege to share God’s Word with people and then watch God transform hearts and minds for his kingdom. I strive to build relationships with and among people so we can experience the joy and comfort of Christian community. As we are strengthened in the body of Christ, we become powerful witnesses and servants of God. If you do not have a church home or if I can serve you in any way, please feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail, or simply join us for worship.
Together in Ministry,
Pastor Eric Luedtke
What an honor to be called to join in the journey of discipleship with the people of St. John’s as Associate Pastor. As followers of Christ, this congregation has built relationships around the world and in the community that continue to help us see faith as living, breathing experiences that shape us new every day.
St. John’s is the second congregation I have served as pastor, but I am regularly reminded of how my previous work experience prepared me for the daily variation of this role. My passion for travel has afforded me the opportunity to visit hundreds of churches and witness the diversity of spiritual expression across the Christian church. As I study the many generations of our changing society, the more I affirm that Lutheran theology provides a historically and Biblically grounded framework for the questions we all seek answers for.
When not at St. John’s, I might be working on any number of projects around the house or creating a meal for my family. Depending on the sports season you’ll find me cheering for the Packers or Brewers and wishing there was a hockey game to watch (live is best, but TV and radio work). My wife Stephanie and I have lived together in 5 different cities and look forward to raising our two daughters in a place that is rich in culture and opportunity.
April 23, 2017