Rev. Steve Kottke joined the Synod Staff as Assistant to the Bishop on June 1, 2014, with primary responsibilities in the areas of mobility, care of congregations, and youth and young adult ministries.
Rev. Kottke is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He has served Grace Lutheran Church in Dodgeville for the past twelve years. Along with his call to Grace, he has also volunteered with several teams benefiting Dodgeville and Iowa County.
Believing the call to ministry is also a call to the greater Church, Steve has been active in various capacities for our Synod, including Synod Council, Synod Executive Committee and Conference Dean. He completed Mediation Skills Training through the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, and has served on the Synod conflict management team.
Steve and his wife, Jennifer, live in Dodgeville, and are the parents of 3 adult children. We welcome him to this new call and look forward to our partnership in ministry.