Meet Our Pastors 

Pastor Darren Knoll

The greatest joy that I have as a pastor and that we have as a congregation is introducing people to Christ and helping them grow in that relationship. Many people these days are filled with fear and uncertainty for a number of different reasons – money, health, world affairs, jobs, etc. But what causes more fear and uncertainty is guilt. “Am I ‘good enough?’ What if I am not as great as I think? What happens when I die? Am I ready for that?” There are so many more questions, but the answer to guilt and all that comes with it is Jesus. His love means our guilt is gone, and his love means we are assured of our relationship with him, now and forever.

I hope and pray that is the message that comes across every time we do anything around here, be it worship, Bible class, youth group, and so on. Why? Because that is THE message of the Bible. And it is a message that gives us strength and peace as we walk through the sometimes dark valleys of this life.

I am originally from Appleton and went to a brick and mortar college and seminary. I served for nine years in Columbus, Ohio before returning to Wisconsin. I have an awesome wife (Lori), and two great kids – Cooper and Avery. Chances are the stuff we like to do is the same stuff you and your family like to do.

Finally, I want you to know that I will always, gladly find the time to assist God’s people in whatever way possible. If you see cars in the parking lot, feel free to come inside, give me a call or shoot an email anytime. I am looking forward to meeting you.

Pastor Clark Schultz
I grew up in the hill country of the pre-outlet mall of Johnson Creek. My grade school tour involved attending St. Paul Lake Mills as a wee lad and then finally settling at the "Hawkdome" of St. Peter in Helenville. I then attended Northwestern Prep, Northwestern College in Watertown, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Thiensville.

My ministry included vicaring in the shadows of Lambeau field at St. Mark Green Bay. I then supervised the dorms for two years at Luther Prep, was missionary pastor at Risen Savior Cedar Grove, and then I traveled the globe as the Luther Prep recruiter. Having finished my 14th year teaching at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, I taught 10th grade religion, coached boys soccer and directed the spring drama productions. One of my biggest joys was to be able to encourage teens to consider ministry and MLC.

My loves: Jesus, my wife Kristin, our three boys (Ian Zachary Ryan - 5, Lincoln David - 3, and Nolan Donald - 1), the Green Bay Packers, and, of course, Batman.  

What makes Shepherd of the Hills inviting is the moment you walk through the door you feel like you are home.  From the worship, to the members one can not help feeling like part of the family.
What makes ministry an honor is being in the Word and sharing that Word with others.  Times change, people change, the world changes, what never changes is our God and His love for you!
 My favorite quote is “Find something you love to do and you will never work a day in your life.”  I look forward to meeting everyone and growing in the Word with you. 



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