Pastor Wierschke joined the pastoral staff of Trinity Lutheran Church in August 1997 after serving a dual parish for six years in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Pastor Wierschke, his wife Lisa and their three girls have enjoyed calling Caledonia home for the past 18+ years. And my how time flies! When the Wierschkes arrived in Caledonia their oldest daughter enrolled in Trinity’s kindergarten; in July 2015 her wedding was celebrated at Trinity.
Pastor Wierschke and Lisa were married at their home congregation, St. Paul, Green Bay, in August of 1989 before beginning Pastor Wierschke's vicar assignment in Savana and Mt. Carroll, Illinois. After graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Pastor Wierschke was assigned to the Upper Peninsula and served in Gladstone and Rapid River. Pastor Wierschke accepted the call to serve as Trinity’s first Associate Pastor. This ended Trinity’s participation in the vicar program after 18 years. Pastor Wierschke worked alongside Pastor John Schroeder until his retirement in 2006; and in 2007 was joined by Pastor Emile Burgess.
The Wierschkes have found living in Caledonia (they live in the parsonage on the church grounds) a delightful balance between country and city. They enjoy the outdoors and gardening (raspberries and perennials are favorites) and with easy access to the city, Pastor Wierschke’s wife Lisa works as an interior designer from a store in Brookfield.
The greatest blessing the Wierschke Family has enjoyed however is benefiting along with all the members of our Trinity Church Family from the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church and School. This is a ministry that by Sharing Christ grounds us firmly in the love and grace of our Lord and Savior. Pastor Wierschke is appreciative and thankful for the opportunity to serve and to continue to build upon Trinity’s 150 year ministry of Christian elementary education, as well as Trinity’s rich and varied musical traditions in worship. Through message and music the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church and School proclaims: we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done (Psalm 78:4).