Pastor David Emmrich has served Living Savior Lutheran Church since May of 2011. Prior to that he was Pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Whitewater from 2003 to 2011. He has also served as Campus Pastor for Lutheran Student Fellowship at St. Cloud State University from 1996 until 2002, and at Faith Lutheran Church in Knob Knoster, MO, and at the Lutheran Campus Center in Warrensburg MO from 1989 until 1996.
David originally grew up on the North Side of Milwaukee where he attended Christ Memorial Lutheran School and Milwaukee Lutheran High School. He met his wife Nancy at Milwaukee Lutheran. They have been blessed with two daughters—Jen and Jayne, and four grandchildren: Zach, Julianna, Aaron and Olivia.
David graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a BA in theology. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 1989; a Master of Sacred Theology degree in Systematic Doctrine from Concordia Seminary in 1999; a Master of Arts in English from St. Cloud State University in 1999; and a Master of Science in Counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2013.
David and Nancy enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, reading, listening to music and spending time with family. When David is not busy with being a Pastor, he works as a Psychotherapist at the Center for Christian Counseling, Consultation and Training here in Fort Atkinson. He helps individuals with grief counseling, life issues counseling, pre-marital and marriage counseling, and spiritual counseling. David has a special interest in treating people with panic and anxiety disorders, stress, OCD, depression, mood swings, grief and loss, marriage and family issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other areas.
David enjoys working with groups and individuals and seeing others reach their God-given potential in life. His greatest joy in life comes from being known and loved by Jesus, and in sharing that joy with others. David makes himself available to speak to members of his congregation and community about their concerns, problems, joys, or whatever. Don’t hesitate to call 920-563-8050 to arrange a time to visit with him.
Our congregational administrative assistant is Nancy Emmrich. She has been an active member of Living Savior Lutheran Church since its beginning in 2011. Her focus is to assist our congregation with the bulletin, web site, church records, and other miscellaneous office duties. She has recently retired and enjoys collaborating with Pastor E on all things church and non-church.