Pastor and Staff
Pastor Larson has served Luther Memorial Chapel and University Student Center since November, 2017. He received majors in History and Communications along with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007). His Masters of Divinity degree was received from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana (2011). Pastor and Kristina received God’s gift of marriage on June 6, 2010 at Peace Lutheran Church and Academy (Sussex, WI). God has blessed them with six children. Pastor Larson enjoys running, hunting, reading, and learning about the city of Milwaukee.
Phone: (414) 332-5732
Dr. Brian German is Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Concordia Bible Institute. His main area of research is the history of biblical interpretation. He received his BA in Pre-Seminary Studies, Concordia University Wisconsin (2006), a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary (2010), and a PhD in Old Testament, Wycliffe College (Toronto School of Theology) (2014). Brian, and wife Kalia, have been blessed with four children.
Dr. Jason Lane serves as Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin. Prior to teaching at CUW he served as pastor of Celebration Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, FL (2010-2013). He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Framingham State College in Massachusetts (2001) and received his M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN (2007 and 2010). He received his doctorate in Historical Theology at the University of Hamburg, Germany, under Johann Anselm Steiger in 2015. His dissertation, "Luther's Epistle of Straw: The Voice of St. James in Reformation Preaching" is available from De Gruyter Publishing (Berlin, 2018). Jason and Marta Lane have been blessed with seven children.
International Outreach Director
Julie was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1957. She moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1975, where she met and married “her vicar” husband at Anchorage Lutheran Church in 1980. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Business/Marketing. She happily (mostly J) followed her Navy Chaplain husband around the world and while living in Japan began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) and thoroughly enjoyed it. They always knew they wanted to return to the Midwest, and have lived in Wisconsin since 2012. As a member of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Whitefish Bay, she learned about the international ministry and the teaching needs at Luther Memorial Chapel. In 2015, she began as a volunteer ESL teacher on Tuesday mornings. The development and need for a full-time director of the program named iO (International Outreach) began in the summer of 2018. That September, she was asked to be the director and she accepted.
iO is a ministry of friendship, hospitality and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her position maintains oversight and promotion of the many facets of iO, including ESL classes; planned activities; the Children’s Program; the Exchange Room; Sunday Bible reading; Worldview Conversations class; informal social gatherings; Tuesday/Thursday Bible reading and much more. She continues to teach on Tuesday mornings. Together with her husband John, they are blessed with three adult children and one grandson.
E-mail: iODirector@lmcusc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (207) 798-0034
Organist / Director of Music
Martha Galvin has served as organist and choir director at Luther Memorial since 1991. She studied music and piano performance at Lawrence University for her undergraduate work. She continued her education at the University of Iowa earning a Masters in Piano Performance. Martha taught organ and piano for 6 years at Concordia University Wisconsin, and while there studied organ with Dr. John Behnke. She also helped lead Organ Workshops: 3 years with Kantor Resch at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne; and also at Valparaiso University with Martin Jean. She is happily married to John, and they have been blessed with 2 children. Martha also continues to maintain a private piano studio in Shorewood.
Kathryn Ann Hill has served as church secretary at Luther Memorial since June 1999. She was born on January 20, 1952, in Auburn, Alabama, to the Reverend and Mrs. Vernon (Georgia) Boriack. Kathryn was made a member of the Body of Christ through Holy Baptism on February 24, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Auburn, Alabama. She received instruction in the Holy Scriptures and the Small Catechism and was admitted to the Lord’s Supper on Palm Sunday, April 3, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and the Humanities from Valparaiso University. On August 25, 1974, Kathryn married Michael James Hill at Valparaiso University’s Chapel of the Resurrection. They live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and have two adult sons.
Phone: (414) 332-5732
Fax: (414) 332-3696