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.

Bruce Bengtson
Director of Music
(608) 258-3160 ext 22

Bruce Bengtson’s primary responsibilities include the duties of organist, choir director and instrumental programs of the parish. Director of music is a position he has held since 1978.

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.

Sarah Brinkman
Office Coordinator
(608) 258-3160 ext 11

Sarah Brinkman coordinates the day-to-day work of the church and staff. She is a member of Luther Memorial and has been on staff since 2014. She previously worked for 25 years as a journalist, including 12 years in Madison. Her interests include sewing, biking, gardening and walks with her dog.

Ann McDermott
Training Choir Director
Ann McDermott

Ann McDermott directs the training choir for children kindergarten through second grade, a position she has held since 2010. She is also a music specialist at the Preschool of the Arts and owner of the Ann McDermott Piano Studio. She was educated at the UW-Madison.

Kim O’Leary
Church Administrator
(608) 258-3160 ext 14

Kim O’Leary’s responsibilities are in the financial, facility, human resource and administration areas.  She has served Luther Memorial as church administrator since 2001.  She is nationally certified in church administration through The Church Network, and is the author of Socially Responsible Investment: A Biblical Perspective (2006).

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.

Robin Wagner
Communication Coordinator
(608) 258-3160 ext 12

Robin Wagner produces print and web publications for Luther Memorial. She studied jazz performance at the UW-Stevens Point and the University of Minnesota.

Dan Zerger

Dan Zerger takes care of the church facilities and assists as sound operator and custodian for weddings.  He has been with Luther Memorial since 2008. He and his family are Luther Memorial members.