Pastor John Koelpin
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 eleven children.