Our Pastor

Our Pastor
Pastor Bigelow began serving at St. John in June of 2011.  Prior to coming to St. John he served two congregations in western Illinois.  One of the best things Pastor Bigelow enjoys about being a pastor is the opportunity to study, share, and teach the Word of God everyday with people.

He was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago where he learned to be a lifelong Chicago Bears fan.  He attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and graduated in 2002.  He continued his education to become a pastor at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI and graduated in 2006.

Pastor Bigelow married Heather in July of 2003 and God has blessed them with 3 wonderful and active boys: Isaiah, Caleb, and Eli (yes, Caleb and Eli are twins).  The Bigelow family is greatly blessed to call Hemlock home.  Pastor Bigelow says, "The people here are very friendly.  We noticed right away that Hemlock and the surrounding area is a friendly community where everyone gets to know you."  When Pastor Bigelow is not visiting with members, visiting with people in the community, or preparing the sermon for Sunday he enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and fishing.  Take a trip down Pretzer Rd. and stop in and say hi.  He'd love to meet you and get to know you.