Mike Lueken – Senior Pastor
So what do you really do at the church?
I maintain the boiler room and work on various small and mid-size repair projects to keep the joint humming along. [Editor's note: He's kidding about this of course — the boiler room rarely hums along properly.]
Goodland Elementary School; McKinley Junior High School (the Vikings); Jerome Increase (a.k.a. JI) Case High School (the Eagles); University of Wisconsin-Madison (the Badgers); Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (the Saints).
I grew up in:
Racine, Wisconsin. A fantastic place to be “from.”
Julie and I have been married for a long time. We have three kids: Sam, Abigail and Izzie. We also have a yellow lab named “Moose” who is perpetually on the trading block.
Do you have a weird habit?
Sometime between 9 pm and Midnight, I change into more comfortable clothing and go to bed.
The Divine Conspiracy, Life Together, Amusing Ourselves To Death.
Anything with John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart.
“I guarantee it.”
Favorite thing to do:
Golf and hang out with my family. I mean, hang out with my family and golf.
Green Bay Packers.
What is your dream place in the world?
San Juan Taneo.
You’re stuck on a deserted island and boy you’re glad you packed your:
Do you have any fears, irrational or otherwise?
I am deathly afraid of being abducted by aliens and transported to their planet where I undergo the shorning of my entire body, am dipped in Crisco and forced to clothe myself in a blouse made of scratchy burlap and dark green, and leathery German lederhosen with buttons at the knee that are so tight, they leave a red imprint on my flesh. I am also forced to don a straw hat.
I also have a recurring dreadful thought of driving to Lake Tahoe in a snowstorm and becoming permanently stranded for not knowing how to put chains on my car.
15 minutes of fame:
I once played the god “Baal” in a community theatre production of “Hosea”; I was covered in gold paint and was amazingly still. Awe-filled gasps filled the auditorium when I stood to take my bow at the shows’ end.
Most notorious around the office for:
Things you wouldn’t understand; things you couldn’t understand.
Something we’d be surprised to learn about you:
I despise reality television shows including “American Idol,” “Bachelor,” “Bachelorette,” “The Apprentice,” “Dance Competition,” “Survivor.”
Adjective co-workers would use to describe you:
Quiet and sweet.
Became a Christian how?
Had a profound encounter with God one night when I was 19 years old.
Am particularly fond of/moved by/drawn to this verse:
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17
I think I would be a lawyer, a detective, or a butcher if I wasn’t a pastor.