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.