Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Calls Pastor
Prince of Peace Lutheran church, 5030 Highway 70 West, has called the Rev. Grant Van Lishout to be their pastor. He brings 15 years of ministry experience to the congregation. Van Lishout began his ministry at North and South West Prairie Lutheran church, a two-point congregation in rural Viroqua, Wisconsin. He spent his time between both locations. His next call for nine years was at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Iowa.
These past three years, Van Lishout ministered as a spiritual director and outreach coordinator for Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center located north of Woodruff on Trout Lake. Marywood is a place where people from all walks of life can go to rest, pray and discern what it is that God is calling them to do and be in life.
“Pastor Grant” is no stranger to the area and has been a pulpit supply pastor for many congregations in Vilas and Oneida Counties. “Prince of Peace has warmly welcomed me, even before I knew I was coming back to parish ministry,” said Pastor Grant. “I look forward to joining the congregation's ministry, discovering their unique gifts and sharing them with the greater community, the synod and the world.”
He and his wife Sherry, who is an associate pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church, Minocqua, live with their two daughters on a wooded acreage and hobby farm in Minocqua. Lily (11) is in the 6th grade at MHLT, plays the flute, the bells and is on the swim team. Hope (8) is in 3rd grade at MHLT, swims and plays soccer. Both girls love art, animals, and hanging out with their dog, Kaydee.
Prince of Peace is one of 80 congregations in the Marquette, Michigan-based Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, an area that includes the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and six adjacent north-eastern Wisconsin counties.