A Little Bit About Pastor Sitzman
I grew up in Hubertus, Wisconsin, 40 minutes northwest of Milwaukee. I am the second born of 4 boys, and my family adopted two more, a boy and a girl in 2005. My father is an electrical engineer for General Electric and my mom raised us all at home. We were all homeschooled (starting in 4th grade for me) all the way through high school. We are a very close family because we spent so much time with each other.
I enjoy music. I've been playing violin since I was four years old and continued taking lessons through college. I played violin with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for six seasons in middle school and high school, and with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra during my senior year in college. In addition to violin, I enjoy singing and playing guitar
I went to Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, followed by Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin. I served my vicar year (third out of four) of Seminary training at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in College Station, Texas
I met my wife Stepfanie at MLC and we were married between our junior and senior years in 2011. Our son Ezekiel was born in April of 2013 and our daughter Enna was born in August of 2014.
I am excited and incredibly blessed that the Lord has brought me here to serve as your pastor here in Yale. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and to be a part of your family here at Emanuel Redeemer!