Pastor Brian Wise joined the Our Saviour’s community in August of 2015, as Associate Pastor of Outreach. His previous call was Associate Pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL and he also served in the Coordinator Position in the Office of the Presiding Bishop for the ELCA Churchwide Offices. He graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.A. in Theology and a Minor in Music. He received his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Pastor Brian met the love of his life, Mandy, at Valparaiso University in a music theory class. Mandy is now an elementary school music teacher in Palantine IL. He proposed to her near home plate before a White Sox’s game….She said yes and the Sox won that day too! They have a Morkie named “Pani Paczki” which is Polish for “Mrs. Donut”. They also have 2 children, Wesley and Gia, who love coming to church and connecting with their church family!
Pastor Brian constantly reflects on Jesus’ life and ministry which was surrounded by relationships, reconciliation, meeting people where they are at, breaking down walls of injustice and sharing God’s love with everyone. He is thrilled to be called to Our Saviour’s, a place that is working to reflect that love in all that they say and do.
As Pastor of Outreach, Pastor Brian works with The Children’s Center Preschool, The Celebration Campus, Local and Global Mission and Benevolent Partners, and New Members.
If you find yourself with questions about life, love, God, or anything, Please feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Instagram @wisepastor.