St. Luke Call Process

A special meeting was held on Sunday, April 23, 2023 where the congregation voted by majority in favor of updating the MSP to be open to a Shared Pastor in addition to Solo Pastor.  The Council discussed updates to the MSP on May 9, 2023 to reflect the current leadership names and financial information in addition to the commentary of Shared Pastor.  Bishop Erickson approved the updated MSP on and it has been posted on the ELCA website for all interested candidates.

Based on the vote from April 2022, St. Luke Council and Call Committee worked closely with the Synod office to discuss next steps.  We are excited to share that we have entered into a covenant with Pastor David Patterson to become our interim pastor as the Call Committee continues the search.

Pastor Dave will begin in July and will be serving St. Luke on a part-time basis (15 hours per week). We are working out the final details and will keep you updated on our website and in our Sunday bulletin.  Click here to meet Pastor Dave!

Click to read Pastor Dave's June 2022 article:  Garden of Blessings 


Our congregation is blessed with many great people who are willing to serve! The Call Committee is made up of six voting members who will represent the needs of our entire congregation.  It will be their role to interview and present a candidate to the congregation who will match our ministry profile previously created and shared.  They continue to interview candidates as they become available.

St. Luke Call Committee Members: Rebecca Kuhlow (Call Committee Chair), Samantha Meyer (Call Committee Secretary), Cheryl Kohl, Andrew Perman, Paul Schroeder and Rodney Van Engen. 

As we work with the Greater Milwaukee Synod, we have learned that nearly HALF of the 120 congregations are somewhere in the transition state like St. Luke. ¬†In addition, these conditions exist across the ELCA on a national basis ‚Äď every U.S. synod is being impacted by this. ¬†With a pastor shortage, this process will likely take more time.¬†

Continue to keep the Call Committee in your prayers throughout the call process.  Also, please continue to pray and THANK all those who are serving on Sundays, especially Pastor Karl Nelson, Pastor Chuck Turbin and Pastor James Gilliam III.Pastor Dave will begin in July and will be serving St. Luke on a part-time basis (15 hours per week). We are working out the final details and will keep you updated on our website and in our Sunday bulletin.  Click here to meet Pastor Dave!

Click to read Pastor Dave's June 2022 article:  Garden of Blessings 


Our congregation is blessed with many great people who are willing to serve! The Call Committee is made up of six voting members who will represent the needs of our entire congregation.  It will be their role to interview and present a candidate to the congregation who will match our ministry profile previously created and shared.  They continue to interview candidates as they become available.

St. Luke Call Committee Members: Rebecca Kuhlow (Call Committee Chair), Samantha Meyer (Call Committee Secretary), Cheryl Kohl, Andrew Perman, Paul Schroeder and Rodney Van Engen. 

As we work with the Greater Milwaukee Synod, we have learned that nearly HALF of the 120 congregations are somewhere in the transition state like St. Luke. ¬†In addition, these conditions exist across the ELCA on a national basis ‚Äď every U.S. synod is being impacted by this. ¬†With a pastor shortage, this process will likely take more time.¬†

Continue to keep the Call Committee in your prayers throughout the call process.  Also, please continue to pray and THANK all those who are serving on Sundays, especially Pastor Karl Nelson, Pastor Chuck Turbin and Pastor James Gilliam III.Pastor Dave will begin in July and will be serving St. Luke on a part-time basis (15 hours per week). We are working out the final details and will keep you updated on our website and in our Sunday bulletin.  Click here to meet Pastor Dave!

Click to read Pastor Dave's June 2022 article:  Garden of Blessings 


Our congregation is blessed with many great people who are willing to serve! The Call Committee is made up of six voting members who will represent the needs of our entire congregation.  It will be their role to interview and present a candidate to the congregation who will match our ministry profile previously created and shared.  They continue to interview candidates as they become available.

St. Luke Call Committee Members: Rebecca Kuhlow (Call Committee Chair), Samantha Meyer (Call Committee Secretary), Cheryl Kohl, Andrew Perman, Paul Schroeder and Rodney Van Engen. 

As we work with the Greater Milwaukee Synod, we have learned that nearly HALF of the 120 congregations are somewhere in the transition state like St. Luke. ¬†In addition, these conditions exist across the ELCA on a national basis ‚Äď every U.S. synod is being impacted by this. ¬†With a pastor shortage, this process will likely take more time.¬†

Continue to keep the Call Committee in your prayers throughout the call process.  Also, please continue to pray and THANK all those who are serving on Sundays, especially Pastor Karl Nelson, Pastor Chuck Turbin and Pastor James Gilliam III.Pastor Dave will begin in July and will be serving St. Luke on a part-time basis (15 hours per week). We are working out the final details and will keep you updated on our website and in our Sunday bulletin.  Click here to meet Pastor Dave!

Click to read Pastor Dave's June 2022 article:  Garden of Blessings 


Our congregation is blessed with many great people who are willing to serve! The Call Committee is made up of six voting members who will represent the needs of our entire congregation.  It will be their role to interview and present a candidate to the congregation who will match our ministry profile previously created and shared.  They continue to interview candidates as they become available.

St. Luke Call Committee Members: Rebecca Kuhlow (Call Committee Chair), Samantha Meyer (Call Committee Secretary), Cheryl Kohl, Andrew Perman, Paul Schroeder and Rodney Van Engen. 

As we work with the Greater Milwaukee Synod, we have learned that nearly HALF of the 120 congregations are somewhere in the transition state like St. Luke. ¬†In addition, these conditions exist across the ELCA on a national basis ‚Äď every U.S. synod is being impacted by this. ¬†With a pastor shortage, this process will likely take more time.¬†

Continue to keep the Call Committee in your prayers throughout the call process.  Also, please continue to pray and THANK all those who are serving on Sundays, especially Pastor Karl Nelson, Pastor Chuck Turbin and Pastor James Gilliam III.

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