Pastoral Staff 

Pastor John Bortulin
Office:
(262) 363-4999
 Email 


Son of John Bortulin and Mary Ellen Graham, I was born in Tawas City, Michigan and baptized into God’s family by Pastor James Rockhoff on November 27, 1977, at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Our family moved to Saginaw, Michigan, where I was confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church (1992) and graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary (1996). I graduated from Martin Lutheran College (New Ulm, MN) in 2001 and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Mequon, WI) in 2005. My vicar year (2003-04) was spent at Fount of Life Lutheran Church, a mission church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
In 2002, the Lord blessed me with an incredibly patient and supportive wife. Sarah (nee’ Fein) was born and raised in Saginaw. She is a 1998 graduate of Michigan Lutheran Seminary and a 2002 graduate of Martin Luther College with a major in Elementary Education with a focus on Spanish. She served as a Tutor/Spanish Instructor/Volleyball Coach at Luther Prep School in 2002-2003. She currently serves as a Spanish teacher and piano instructor in a number of Lutheran schools as well as assisting with church music and coaching volleyball.

Sarah and I have been blessed with five daughters. Andrea, Emma, Naomi, Claire, and Maria all attend St. John's Lutheran School. It is humbling to watch our daughters grow—bodily and spiritually. It is humbling to have the opportunity to bring them up in the way of the Lord, as we were blessed by parents who did the same for us. Our family enjoys typical family things—all kinds of sports and outdoor activities and music and family and trips to see grandparents and cousins.
 
In 2005 I was assigned to serve as pastoral assistant to the Nebraska District President, which led us to St. Paul’s in Plymouth, Nebraska, and from 2010-2014 I served St. Paul’s as lead pastor. Since July 2014, I have been blessed to serve as pastor here at St. John's.  In addition to my service at St. John's, I serve our synod as a member of the Liturgies/Rites Committee for the new hymnal project and as a member of  our synod's Board for Ministerial Education
 
We are blessed and excited to call St. John’s and Mukwonago our home. I’m humbled by the grace that God has shown me—first that He calls me His beloved child, and now that He has Called me and said: “Here is a group of my children for you to love and to serve with the unconditional Gospel of Jesus Christ.” This ministry is a privilege that I accept only with a trembling heart and shaking knees. My prayer is simply this: that God would use our service together for the building up of His Kingdom and the glory of His name—all according to His good and gracious will. To Him all glory, praise, and honor.

My door is open. Stop by, call, or email at any time. 
 
Humbly in Christ,
Pastor John Bortulin
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Pastor Micah Martin
Office:
(262) 363-4999
Email




Pastor Martin was born to John and Joan Martin in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  He is the fourth of eight children.  He attended Northwestern/Luther Preparatory school in Watertown, WI.  His schooling continued at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN and then Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  He graduated from the seminary in 2006. 
 
Prior to his arrival at St. John’s, Mukwonago Pastor Martin served his vicar year at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church and School in Denver, Colorado under the guidance of Pastor Earle Treptow.  In 2006 he was assigned to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton, WI as associate pastor.  He was blessed to serve there the past ten years. 
 
God has blessed Pastor Martin with a wife and five children.  His wife, Julie, is a stay at home mom.  Olivia is 8 and in 3rd grade, Josiah is 7 and in 2nd grade, Nora is 5 and is in Kindergarten,  Mara is 3, and baby Jonah was born in September 2016. 
 
“We thank all those for their prayers, encouragement, and support in our transition from Appleton to Mukwonago.  The Lord be with and bless all of us as we serve in His Kingdom.”


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Vicar Nick Mount
Office:
(262) 363-4999
Email



Vicar Mount was born and baptized in Two Rivers, WI and spent most of his childhood in Mukwonago, WI.  After graduating highschool he joined the U.S. Army and was on active duty for 5 years.  During that time he was deployed to Bosnia and Kosovo.  After serving in the military, he came home to Wisconsin and lived in the Milwaukee area.  He studied at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where he met his wife Diana Mount (nee Lawrenz).  After receiving his bachelor's degree and studying speech language pathology for some time, Vicar and his family decided to make a big life change and go to Martin Luther College to pursue the pastoral ministry.  Having felt so blessed to have received eternal life through the Word and Sacraments, it seemed only natural to want to connect more people with God's love and grace. 

Vicar Mount and Diana have been blessed with four children, Samuel 9, Isabelle 5, Jonah 3, and Isaac born August 2016.

A vicar is a student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary who spends the entire year with a congregation gaining hands-on training in the pastoral ministry. Vicar Mount, his wife Diana, and their four children: Samuel, Isabelle, Jonah, and Isaac are excited to be here and look forward to getting to know you better throughout the year.

Vicar may be contacted through the church office 262-363-4999 or via EMAIL

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Area pastors at the installation of Pastor Martin (8/7/16)
 


For it is by his grace that we have been saved through faith, and this faith was not from you, but it is the gift of God. ~ Ephesians 2:8