Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4610 Belding Rd., Rockford, will ordain and install Jonathan Klein as its associate pastor in a special 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 12. A cookout will follow the service. The community is invited to join by bringing a dish to share, while hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.
Klein, 26, is a 2009 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Milwaukee, a 2005 graduate of Martin Lutheran College in New Ulm, Minn., and a 2001 graduate of Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, Wis. In 2007-2008, Klein served a vicar year at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ottawa, Ontario. His wife, Wendy, is a 2007 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College, and most recently taught third grade at Hope Christian School in Milwaukee.
Rev. Klein will serve as associate pastor of evangelism, youth and young adult ministries at Christ Our Savior (COS). He joins Pastor Tim Gauger and Staff Minister Tom Marten in shepherding the over 500-member congregation, which began as a church plant of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in 1989.
COS is located on the southwest corner of Wolverine Blvd. and Belding Rd. For more information, call (616) 866-1881 or visit cosrock.org.