Our Pastor

 Rev. Tod Shouse was born in Wauwatosa, WI on August 14, 1958. He attended grade school at Pilgrim Lutheran.  He then attended Longfellow Junior High for one year and then the final three years of high school at Wauwatosa East graduating in 1976. He then attended UW-Milwaukee for four years before securing a job with Transamerica Financial and for the next 26 years was involved in the finance and insurance industry.     

While at Pilgrim he served as a Sunday school helper and teacher for 12 years and then Sunday School Superintendent for 11 years. He was also an usher, elder, and youth group softball and volleyball coach.

On May 6, 1989 on a typical Wisconsin day in May (43 degrees and snowy) he married Lynn Hernandez.  Lynn worked for Security Savings and Loan which is where they met.  Lynn works for Fiserv where she is a Lead Conversion Analyst.

On July 14, 1993, Rev. Shouse and Lynn became proud parents of a daughter, Becky.  She attended Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) University in Fort Wayne, IN earning a degree in Business Management. 

In 1997 the family relocated to Lutz, FL, located just north of Tampa.  Rev. Shouse was active at Messiah Lutheran Church serving as an usher, elder, DCE and Sunday School superintendent.  After living in Florida for nine years, the family moved back to the Midwest, relocating to Fort Wayne, IN as Rev. Shouse enrolled at Concordia Theological Seminary.  After completing all class work he served St. Paul Lutheran in Albion, MI for his vicarage year.

On July 25, 2010 Rev. Shouse was ordained in to the Office of Holy Ministry at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, WI.

Rev. Shouse served as Pastor to Redeemer Lutheran Bartow, FL from Aug. 2010 through Aug. 2014. Rev. Shouse also serves as Pastoral Counselor to the LWML FL/GA District. He is also rumored to be a fanatic Green Bay Packer fan. For more on the Green Bay Packers see: packers.com