Pastor Profile

Pastor Nathan Strutz

I love Jesus. I love the Words of Jesus. I love the people for whom Jesus died.

I was born in Freeport, Illinois, on May 17, 1971.  I was declared a child of God through Holy Baptism on May 23, 1971. I lived in Illinois for six years until my parents moved to Racine, Wisconsin in 1977. While in Racine, I attended grade school at Wisconsin Lutheran School.

I grew up with one older brother, Rod, and two younger sisters, Shelley and Melissa.  Both of my sisters are adopted from Korea.  I attended high school at Shoreland Lutheran High School, near Kenosha, Wisconsin.  During my high school years, the Lord led me to study for His holy ministry.

I went to Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin, graduating in 1993.  I continued my studies for the pastoral ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin.  

In July of 1995, I was married to Elizabeth.  We have two sons.

Upon graduating from the seminary in 1997, I was called by the Wisconsin Synod to serve Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Holmen, Wisconsin and Bethel Lutheran Church in Galesville, Wisconsin.   In March of 2002, my family and I moved to Galesville and began serving Bethel Lutheran full-time at its two campuses in Galesville and Arcadia.

After thirteen years of serving Jesus as a pastor, I received the call to serve at Resurrection in Verona. The Lord led me to accept the call. I was installed as the second resident pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Verona, Wisconsin, on October 10, 2010.

My family and I are excited to be living in Verona and serving God and his people. We stand ready to serve our church and community in any way possible. 

Jesus lived. Jesus died. Jesus rose.


Vicar Tim Priewe

I was born August 31st, 1993 in Milwaukee, WI.  I attended Loving Shepherd Lutheran Church throughout grade school and high school, and that is where my parents still attend. My dad, Mark, is a pest control technician and my mom, Marlene, works as a school nurse in the Milwaukee Public School system. I have two older siblings, my brother Dan, and my sister Angie. Growing up, I loved to play little league baseball and still am an avid softball player to this day.

I went to Wisconsin Lutheran High school in Milwaukee, where I continued to play baseball and also played football. Then I went on to study for the pastoral ministry at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. During my freshman year, my wife Carissa and I began dating, and we were married July 2nd, 2016.

After graduating from Martin Luther College, I continued my studies for the ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. While attending there, I worked on the grounds crew, helping to take care of the 80 acre campus. Carissa taught for two years at Atonement Lutheran School in Milwaukee.

Carissa and I were very excited to make the move over to Verona and we are eager to serve Resurrection and the community in the year ahead! 

"I want to know Christ--yes, to know the power of his resurrection..." Philippians 3:10