Pastor Jonathan Kruschel

 Coordinating Pastor

Introduction
I began serving as pastor at Star of Bethlehem in April 2022. I look forward to bringing the heart and life-changing message of the gospel to the people of congregation and community.

Background
My wife Nicole and I have two teenage daughters, one attending Wisconsin Lutheran High School and
another at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Before coming to New Berlin, I served four years as the pastor
at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Holmen, WI and 14 years as the pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church in Stevensville, MI. I enjoy watching just about any sport and primarily college basketball and
football (Wisconsin first, Michigan second), and playing golf when the Wisconsin weather cooperates.
Our family loves to travel and experience the beauties of the National Parks.

Education and Experience
  • Northwestern Preparatory School Graduated 1995
  • Martin Luther College Graduated 1999
  • Summer Vicar (Intern) Grace Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda, CA
  • Vicar (Intern) Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbia, TN
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Graduated 2003
  • Lead/Administrative Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School in Stevensville, MI 2003-2017
  • Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Holmen, WI 2018-2021
Other Areas of Service in Church & School
  • Coordinating Pastor of Church & School Ministry
  • Ministry Vision and Planning