Christ died for all, that those who live
should no longer live for themselves but
for him who died for them
and was raised again.
(2 Corinthians 5:15)
Pastor Stephen Kuehl has been serving as the pastor of Shepherd of Peace since July of 2011. Although he is originally from Denver Colorado, Pastor Kuehl also spent time during his childhood living in Medellin Colombia (South America) as well as in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Pastor Kuehl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. He then went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree in 2009 from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.
Prior to his seminary graduation, Pastor Kuehl spent a year as a "vicar" (i.e. student pastor) at Grace Lutheran Church in Falls Church, VA (a suburb of Washington DC). While he was there, he met the woman who would eventually become his wife; Charis Witte. They were married in June of 2009.
Pastor Kuehl spent the first two years of his ministry serving as a "Tutor" at Michigan Lutheran Seminary, a 9th-12th grade Prep School located in Saginaw, MI. The sole purpose of this school is to encourage its students to enter the full-time ministry as a pastor or teacher in the WELS. As a "Tutor", Pastor Kuehl helped oversee a dormitory of approximately 125 students, taught level one Spanish, assisted with campus worship, coached varsity football, and was a faculty advisor to the Student Council.
Pastor Kuehl’s interests include traveling (he’s already been on 5 of the 6 inhabited continents of the world), playing guitar, and being an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and Milwaukee Brewers. But...his greatest interest is serving you with God's all-powerful Word! He is thrilled that God has given him that privilege at Shepherd of Peace, and he looks forward to serving you as best he can in the years to come!