After serving as a science teacher in Lutheran schools for 14 years, Pastor Kurt attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to become a pastor. He then served at Beautiful Savior in Milwaukee, WI and Divine Redeemer in Hartland, WI before accepting the Call to serve as our Senior Pastor here at St. John's in 2017. Pastor Kurt and his wife, Shelley, have been blessed with two children, Garrett and Jana, along with a wonderful daughter-in-law, Hannah, a grandson, Luke, and a granddaughter, Ella. Besides being a husband, father, and grandfather, Pastor Kurt loves to fish, golf and cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers.
"Through our congregation and school, the Lord continues to remind me of the importance of developing and growing relationships. It's through these everyday relationships that we have the opportunity to live out who we are and Who it is that we've been chosen to follow - our Lord, Jesus."
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 2:3-5
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus."