church history cont.
Ground breaking for the church
June 14, 1970
Church building dedicated; congregation
numbered 130 souls and 100 communicants
November 15, 1970
First resident pastor installed;
Pastor Kenneth Gawrisch
May 8, 1971
Ground breaking for the parsonage
September 26. 1971
Dedication of the parsonage
January 11. 1976
Second resident pastor installed; Pastor Paul Zittlow; congregation numbered 206 souls and 136 communicants
July 8. 1984
Third resident pastor installed;
Pastor Timothy Mueller (from seminary); congregation numbered 259 souls and 174 communicants
June 16. 1991
25th Congregation . Anniversary Service & Celebration; 2:00P.M. service
July 28. 1991
Decided to build a new church and remodel the original diamond shaped building into a larger fellowship hall and enclosed Sunday School classrooms
August 18. 1991
Ground breaking for the new church
September 13. 1992
Dedication worship service of the new church and Education/Fellowship wing
June 25. 2000
Fourth resident pastor installed;
Pastor Christopher Doerr (from seminary);
434 souls and 316 communicants
April 30. 2006
40th Anniversary Service; congregation numbers
371 souls, 288 communicants
Same Worshipers in 2006
Church at Dedication 1970
Pastors Kenneth Gawrisch, Paul Zittlow & Ronald Roth
Pastor Paul Zittlow
Pastor Paul Zittlow left Grace in 1983 to serve at Redeemer in Mandan, North Dakota. He served there until 1992 when he accepted a call to be pastor of Peace congregation in Eagle River, Alaska. In 2001 Pastor Zittlow accepted a call to St. Paul's in Moline, Illinois. He continues to be the pastor there . His wife Sally is a teacher and counselor at Kaplan College in the area.
Pastor Zittlow and Sally have four grown children . Sarah is married to Kart Owens. They have three children and live in Milwaukee. Sarah is a deaconess for Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries and Karl is studying to be a teacher. Steve is a high school math teacher and lives in Brodhead, Wiscons in. Jennifer is married to Michael Ewart. They have been a missionary family in Russia for more than ten years . The Ewart family has four children with another one due in the summer of 2006. · Michelle is married to Mark Kom, a pastor in Saint Paul, Minnesota. God has blessed them with three girls.
Pastor Timothy Mueller
Since being the Pastor of Grace Lutheran, I was Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran in Medford, WI. for four years and then the Pastor and Director of THE
. ROC for the last three years. St. John's, St. Luke's, St. Mark's and Trinity Lutheran churches of Watertow n issued my Call. We are members, however, of St. Mark's Lutheran. Sue is working at Land's End in Johnson Creek as an associate manager, and at Hallmark in Watertown. Jenny is married to Kevin Poston who teaches at Immanuel Lutheran School in Manitowoc, WI. Jenny and Kevin have two children, Joshua (2) and Jonah (1). Tim Jr. (senior), Chris Ounior) and Julia (freshman) are all attending Martin L eran College in New Ulm. MN in order to become Christian School teachers. Matthew Qunior) is attending Luther Prep. School in Watertown, WI.
Pastor Christopher Doerr
Pastor Christopher S. Doerr has been at Grace, Waupun, since June of 2000. During that time he and his wife Carrie have been greatly blessed with three boys: Elisha (born July, 2000); Jonas (born June, 2002); and Benjamin (born May,2004). While he has been here, the congregation has seen many membership changes, a dramatic increase in the visiting work done by the Board of Elders, several successful summers of hosting the Camp Phillip Day Camp program, and some new stytes of church music and preaching. Pastor especially appreciates how patient and kind the congregation has been toward him and how hard our church's volunteers work. Pastor currently serves on the Executive Board at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac. Each Christmas, Pastor
and Carrie sing in the Winnebago Luthereran Chorale. The whole family enjoys music, games, reading, the Brewers, visiting friends and family, and spending time outdoors.
Pastor David Cooper
After serving Grace as a vacancy pastor for several months he accepted our call on Sunday, March 1, 2015 to serve as our full time pastor. Pastor Cooper's has last served at St. Paul Ev.Lutheran Church in Slinger, WI. More information to follow...