Pastoral care

When in need of pastoral care, feel free to call or email one of the pastors to set up an appointment. In case of emergency or on weekends and evenings, please contact one of the pastors.

Home communion

If you are unable to be with us for communion on Sundays and would like us to bring Holy Communion to you, please call or email the office at 258-3160 or

Brad Pohlman
Senior Pastor
(608) 258-3160 ext 17

Brad Pohlman’s responsibilities include head of staff, preaching, teaching, leading worship and coordinating weddings.  He has been on staff at Luther Memorial since 2007. Brad and his wife Joy, a UW librarian, have two adult daughters, the youngest at St. Olaf College.

John Worzala Dumke
Associate Pastor
(608) 258-3160 ext 13

John Worzala Dumke works in all areas of the congregation’s life, particularly in family ministry. John and his wife Kirsten, a Lutheran clergy and chaplain, have three young children, Roman, Berkeley, and Soren.

Rebecca Ninke
Visitation Pastor
(608) 258-3160

Pastor Ninke has served inner city, suburban, and rural congregations in Phoenix, Ariz., Stoughton, Wis., and Brooklyn, Wis.

Suelyn Swiggum
Director of Shared Ministry
(608) 258-3160 ext 15

Suelyn works collectively with staff and laity to promote the mission of Luther Memorial, with emphasis on strategic planning, stewardship, communication and membership development. She has a background in graphic design and communication management and an MA in philanthropy and development.