Pastor John Stelter is the oldest son of Don and Helen Stelter. He was raised with his brothers David and Tommy on the family farm. After attending St. John’s Lutheran school in Montello, John attended high school in Montello, graduating in 2001. John attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN where he graduated in May of 2005. He continued his education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. His vicar year was spent at Christ our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbia, TN. During his senior year at Seminary he was blessed to marry Barbara Schupmann, whom he had known since college. John and Barb have been blessed with three girls.
After graduating from the seminary in spring of 2009, John was assigned to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Harrisonville, MO. He was ordained as a minister of the gospel in July of 2009. Pastor Stelter served Our Savior for seven and a half years. He also served the WELS Nebraska District in various roles: evangelism coordinator, chairman of the district mission board, and as a Greek instructor for pre-seminary Hmong students. Pastor Stelter accepted a call to Princeton in January of 2017 and was installed on February 5, 2017
(above picture courtesy of Princeton Times Republic)
Pastor Robert Pless was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School. After attending Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin, he graduated in 1972 and was assigned as pastor to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bismarck, North Dakota. In 1977 Pastor Pless accepted a call to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Princeton.