Our Pastors

Pastor John Koelpin
jkoelpin@caltex.org 
214-549-9347


Pastor Koelpin received his elementary school training at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm, MN and his high school education at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School.    After high school he matriculated to Northwestern College in Watertown, WI where he graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Northwestern College in 1989.  In 1993 he received a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  He spent his vicarage (internship) at Christ Lutheran Church in Eagle River, WI and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Phelps, WI.  During his final year of Seminary training, Pastor Koelpin also served as a part-time vicar at Calvary Lutheran Church in Thiensville, WI.
 
In 1993, Pastor Koelpin was assigned from the seminary to serve as the first associate pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Dallas, TX.  While serving at Calvary Pastor Koelpin has focused on the worship, education and nurture areas of ministry.  He has served his church body on various committees and presently holds the position of Circuit Pastor for the Dallas/Fort Worth circuit of the Wisconsin Synod.  He has also written articles for the following Wisconsin Synod publications: Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly,  Meditations, Worship the Lord, and Preach the Word.
 
Pastor Koelpin and his wife Beckie live in Dallas with their ten children.

Pastor John Vieths
jvieths@caltex.org 
214-549-9344

 

Pastor John Vieths graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Northwestern College in 1987 and a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1991. He served as a vicar at Sola Fide Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA, during the 1989-1990 school year. During his seminary years he also served as an evangelist in the inner city of Milwaukee, WI. There he helped to found Northside Lutheran Ministry.

The Vieths’s have made their home in Dallas, TX since John’s graduation from the seminary. Calvary is the only congregation he has served as pastor. In addition to his pastoral duties he has served on the South Central District Evangelism Commission, chaired the District Constitution Committee, and served as Circuit Pastor for the DFW Circuit. He is currently the Second Vice President of the South Central District and is a member of the WELS Commission on Inter-Church Relations. 
 Pastor John Vieths graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Northwestern College in 1987 and a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1991. He served as a vicar at Sola Fide Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA, during the 1989-1990 school year. During his seminary years he also served as an evangelist in the inner city of Milwaukee, WI. There he helped to found Northside Lutheran Ministry.

The Vieths’s have made their home in Dallas, TX since John’s graduation from the seminary. Calvary is the only congregation he has served as pastor. In addition to his pastoral duties he has served on the South Central District Evangelism Commission, chaired the District Constitution Committee, and served as Circuit Pastor for the DFW Circuit. He is currently the Second Vice President of the South Central District and is a member of the WELS Commission on Inter-Church Relations.  

Pastor John Vieths graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Northwestern College in 1987 and a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1991. He served as a vicar at Sola Fide Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA, during the 1989-1990 school year. During his seminary years he also served as an evangelist in the inner city of Milwaukee, WI. There he helped to found Northside Lutheran Ministry.

The Vieths’s have made their home in Dallas, TX since John’s graduation from the seminary. Calvary is the only congregation he has served as pastor. In addition to his pastoral duties he has served on the South Central District Evangelism Commission, chaired the District Constitution Committee, and served as Circuit Pastor for the DFW Circuit. He is currently the Second Vice President of the South Central District and is a member of the WELS Commission on Inter-Church Relations.
 
A Family in Christ - In Christ, we though many, form one body. ~ Romans 12:5