Rev. Paul John Nuechterlein



To present continuing education opportunities in the area of an anthropology of grace for the life and ministry of the church -- that utilize both my broad pastoral experience of thirty years in parish ministry and my expertise relating to the vital work of René Girard.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (ELCA)
M.Div., 1984
Clinical Pastoral Education, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, WA, June - August 1982; internship at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, MI, September 1982 - August 1983; concentration of courses in systematic theology.

Michigan State University
Ph.D. program in Philosophy, 1978 - 1980
Graduate Assistantship; finished the course work for Ph.D. program but decided to move on to the seminary before completing exams and thesis.

Valparaiso University
B.A., Philosophy, 1978
Second major in Mathematics; Christ College Scholar in Humanities; "With Honors" in Philosophy (defended a thesis); four years in university choirs.

Work History

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Portage, MI
Senior Pastor, August 2006 - present

Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA
Interim Pastor, October 2000 - July 2006
Served in SE Wisconsin at: Zion, Racine; Redemption, Wauwatosa; Our Savior's, Racine;
     Grace, Kenosha; Atonement, Muskego; St. Paul's, Milwaukee

Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA
Instructor, Spring 2001, 2003, 2005
Synod class for lay professionals on "Lutheran Theology"

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Part-Time Lecturer in Religion, Spring 2000

Emmaus Lutheran Church, Racine, WI
Pastor, January 1994 - June 2001
Co-pastorate with Rev. Mary L. Janz

Grace Lutheran Church, Howell, MI
Assistant Pastor, June 1988 - December 1993

All Saints Lutheran Church, Traverse City, MI
Pastor, October 1985 - June 1988

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
October 6, 1985

Experience with the Work of René Girard

Ongoing Work, Affiliations, and Leadership Positions Work as Presenter / Event-Leader Published Works
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Last updated: May 4, 2015