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New Pastor At Zion Lutheran Church

Carl Rockrohr

Carl Rockrohr

Carl Rockrohr, of Milwaukee, Wis., will be installed as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners, Monday, Feb. 18, at 3 pm.

In a press release, church officials said Carl is a second generation pastor. His father, David, pastored at St. Mark Lutheran in Milwaukee from 1967-1994. Carl’s son, Paul, is a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor in Golden, Colo.

Carl attended Our Redeemer Lutheran Grade School in Wauwatosa, Wis., and Milwaukee Lutheran High School.

He then attended Concordia University Wisconsin, where he received a bachelor’s degree in theological languages.

He received a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., before being ordained as an LCMS pastor in 1990.

He completed Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in systematic and doctrinal theology at the St. Louis seminary.

Carl is completing a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo.

He has pastored three LCMS congregations, in Columbia, Mo., Parkston, S.D., and Milwaukee.

Carl is married to Deborah, a deaconess in the LCMS and teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, Ind.

They have four children: Paul; James, a U.S. Marine Corps captain; Rebecca, an LCMS deaconess in Mondovi, Wis.; and Ted, who is continuing his professional training in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Carl, his wife, and three older children served with the LCMS Office Of International Mission in rural Ghana, West Africa, from 1992-98.

He also worked as a dean and as an assistant professor of religion at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich.

He was an LCMS missionary and theological educator in South Africa and Ethiopia with Deborah and Ted from 2011-2014.

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