Pastor Timothy Wempner


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We welcomed Pastor Timothy Wempner to Good Shepherd's in 2020. Pastor Tim Wempner was born in 1967 in Houston, Texas to John and Lynn Wempner. As a child he also lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Neenah, Wisconsin; and Marietta, Georgia. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Neenah, Wisconsin.

He graduated from Martin Luther Preparatory School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1986. He then attended Northwestern College and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in preparation to serve as a pastor. His first assignment as a pastor was to Sharpsburg, Georgia. After 5 years there, he accepted a call to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. After 10 years there, he accepted a call to King of Kings Lutheran Church in Garden Grove, California. He served at King of Kings for 10 years before accepting the call Good Shepherd’s.

Pastor Wempner married Holly (nee Krenek) in December 1993 in West Bend, Wisconsin. They have been blessed with 3 children – Grant, Drew, and Paige. Holly is a graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and Wisconsin Lutheran College. 

Pastor Wempner holds a
- Master of Divinity from
  Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
- Bachelor of Science from
  Northwestern College (now amalgamated into Martin Luther College)
Our pastors at Good Shepherd's have a
common desire to share God's Word
with you.  Each is available for private
counseling in spiritual matters.  Our
pastors are always pleased when asked,
"Pastor, where is that taught in the Bible?"

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works... ~ EPHESIANS 2:8-9