Pastor Berg is a native of LaCrosse, Wisconsin born January 28, 1953 to Angus and Betty Berg. He received baptism and confirmation at Mount Calvary Lutheran in LaCrosse. He attended Mount Calvary Lutheran Day School and Onalaska Lutheran High School graduating in 1971. From 1971 to 1976 he attended and graduated from Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin. He attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI from 1976 to 1980. On June 18, 1978 Pastor Berg and Karen Schlicht of LaCrosse, WI were united in marriage at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, LaCrosse, WI. During his vicar year at the Seminary he served at Bethlehem Lutheran, Oshkosh WI. (1978 - 1979). Upon graduating from the Seminary he was assigned in 1980 to St. John’s Lutheran of Vesta, MN. In June 1984 he accepted a call to serve Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church and School at Menomonee Falls, WI. He served at Pilgrim until June, 1994 when he accepted the call to be Co-Pastor and Acting Principal at Martin Luther, Oshkosh, WI. When Martin Luther called a Principal beginning with the 1996-1997 school year, Pastor Berg concentrated on the pastoral ministry at Martin Luther. The Lord has blessed the Bergs with seven children. Karen Berg served for many years as the Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Martin Luther, Oshkosh, and continues to be a very active assistant and volunteer in many capacities. Pastor Berg has served the Synod on various Circuit and District committees and taught one year as an emergency religion teacher at Kettle Moraine Luther High School, Jackson, WI.
To contact Pastor Berg, use our contact page or call the church office at 920-235-1612, extension 21.
Pastor Nathan Ericson has served at Martin Luther since receiving the divine call to serve here in 2004.
Originally from Cannon Falls, Minnesota, he attended Saint Paul’s Lutheran Elementary School in Cannon Falls and Saint Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, MN. He attended college at Northwestern College in Watertown, WI and Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Martin Luther College in 1998. He served his vicar year of seminary at Redemer Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ, in 2000-01. He went on to graduate from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and be ordained into the ministry in 2002. He served at Martin Luther College, supervising a dormitory, preaching in the chapel, and teaching courses in Computer Applications and Greek, from 2002 to 2004 before being called to Martin Luther.
Pastor Ericson and his wife Joanna have three daughters.
Pastor Ericson also serves as pastor of the UW-Oshkosh campus ministry, where he holds weekly chapel services and Bible studies during the school year and counsels students with God’s Word.
For the church at large, Pastor Ericson currently serves as the Special Ministries coordinator for the WELS Northern Wisconsin District, the secretary of the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Alumni organization, and an adjunct member of the WELS Hymnal Project communications subcommittee.
To contact Pastor Ericson, use our contact page or call the church office at 920-235-1612, extension 22.