Chairman's Club Spotlight: St. John's Lutheran Church
Evansville, WI
01/16/2020 01:28 PM

“Chairman’s Club Spotlight”

As a member of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce, Pastor Matt Poock from St. John’s Lutheran Church was chosen for a featured Chairman’s Club Spotlight.


Matthew A. Poock, Pastor


Role at St. John's Lutheran Church:

I serve as Pastor of the congregation.


History:  I have been a pastor for a total of 12 years and was called to serve St. John’s in 2010. I serve alongside a wonderful, creative, and faithful staff of 12 people, as well as a congregation full of caring, generous servants. St. John’s Lutheran Church was founded in 1936 and continues to be a vibrant community of faith where all are welcome. Our mission is to reach up, reach out, and reach within…because God reaches out to us. Six Core Values guide our life together: Inspiring Worship, Uplifting Prayer, Faithful Service, Caring Invitation, Lifelong Spiritual Growth, and Christ-Centered Friendship.


Hometown: Waverly, IA


Hobbies: swimming, biking, running, making music, reading


The farthest place you’ve ever traveled: Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, India, Israel/Palestine


Family: My wife Becca and children Eleanor, Micah, and Simon.


What movie title best describes your life: It’s a Wonderful Life


What are three words you use to describe St. John’s Lutheran Church? Welcoming. Vibrant. Generous.


Favorite Quote:  "The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.” - David Orr


“Come to me, and I will give you rest.” – Jesus


If people really knew me, they’d know: How great my wife is! And that I don’t eat dill pickles. 
Matthew Poock
(608) 882-4044
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