Meet Pastor Westenberg
Born in 1966 to dairy farmers from Watertown, WI, Douglas Westenberg became a child of God through Holy Baptism at St. Mark’s Lutheran in Watertown. He received his Christian education there at St. Mark’s, then continued to Northwestern Preparatory School and College, graduating in 1988. He went on to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1992.
His ministry included assisting the Dean of Men at NWC, pastor and principal at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Hadar, NE, associate pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Juneau, WI, and pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Marshfield, WI, where he also served as part-time chaplain to the hospital.
In 1994 he married Ann Sauer. The Lord blessed them with three children: Joel, Rachel, and Samuel. Pr. Westenberg accepted a divine call to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in 2020. The Westenbergs are excited to begin a new chapter in Fountain City. They look forward to getting to know each of you and growing with you in God’s word and sacraments.
The following men have been elected by the voters’ assembly to serve you on the church council.
Chairman – Jonathan Mayer
Secretary – Ryan Ligman
Treasurer – Jim Baures
Financial Secretary – Mike Baures
Boards of Ministry + Service
Board of Elders – Mike Baures
Board of Christian Education – Jonathan Mayer (also Sunday School Superintendent)
Board of Outreach – Eric Hosrtman
Board of Properties – Roger Bechly
Board of Stewardship – Jim Baures
Director of Music – Emily Mayer