St. John - St. James Lutheran Church

Matthew 18:20 - "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”


Mission Statement

St. John-St. James exists to proclaim and preserve the Word of God in all its truth and purity in our church and in our community.


Who We Are

We are a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). God’s Word is at the heart and core of all we do. We offer a Christ-centered education while laying the foundation for the future. We offer a complete Christian Education 3K-8th grade at St. John-St. James.  We are also a member of the Manitowoc Lutheran High School Federation which offers Christian Education for grades 9-12.

Wisconsin – founded in Milwaukee, WI, in 1850. Our church is active in all 50 states and 20 world fields.

Evangelical – dedicated to the Evangel (Good News) of salvation by grace through faith alone.

Lutheran – reflects the free message of salvation rediscovered by Martin Luther in the Reformation of the Church.

Synod – Greek word, meaning “walking together” described a fellowship of 1200 congregations working together to train pastors and teachers to preserve the pure teachings of God’s Word.


Meet the Pastor

Pastor Aden might be new to St. John-St. James, but he is not new to ministry. His twentieth anniversary serving in public ministry is in 2017. His first years of ministry were spent in the Suburbs of St. Paul, MN starting a mission congregation. More recently he served in Appleton, WI as the Family and Early Childhood Pastor. Pastor Aden started his work here in, Reedsville, in the spring of 2016.

Pastor and his wife, Karla, have been married for over twenty years and have been blessed with four children. Their oldest daughter, Lydia, lives and is employed in Reedsville. Maya and Josh are in high school. Their youngest, Anna, attends school at St. John – St. James.

When Pastor is not in the office, he enjoys cooking, time with family, playing games, or being outdoors and sitting on the sidelines watching (or coaching) sports.

St. John - St. James Lutheran Church Established 1879

Church Address

219 Manitowoc Street
Reedsville, WI 54230
Office: 920-754-4568

School Address

219 Manitowoc Street
Reedsville, WI 54230
Office: 920-754-4432

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WELS is a group of nearly 400,000 men, women, and children in nearly 1,300 congregations across the United States and Canada united by a common faith in Christ’s saving love. We are committed to a common calling—encouraging each other in our faith and sharing God’s gift of a Savior with the rest of the world.

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