"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" -2 Timothy 3:16-17
The verse above is my confirmation verse, spoken to me in in the spring of 1987 at my confirmation service. After the church service my pastor (the late Rev. Keith Lonsberry) poked me in the chest and said, “Someday you’ll be a good pastor.” I never thought about that incident again until I gave in to the Divine whisper in my clouded head my senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay that kept saying, “You should be a pastor.”…
Here’s a little biography about me so you know where I’m coming from, where I’ve been and some other stuff you may find interesting…or not. I was born in Beaver Dam, WI in October of 1973 to Norbert & Lorraine Koepsell. Raised in Horicon, the youngest of seven children…3 boys, 3 girls and then the “great oops”: me. After High School, I enlisted in the Army and served as a paratrooper in the elite 82nd Airborne Division. After that, I moved home and enrolled in college at The University of Wisconsin-Washington County center (West Bend, WI). After obtaining my Associate of Arts degree, I moved to Green Bay to attend the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication.
After I finally gave in to that Divine whisper in my clouded noggin, I began studying for the Master of Divinity Degree at Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN) in the fall of 2000. I was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor in August, 2006 and from there worked to develop a new church start, Alive! Lutheran Church (Monticello, MN). In the fall of 2015 I received and accepted a call to serve at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, WI.
Our Good Lord blessed me with a wonderful wife, Kimberly (Price) when we were married on July 22nd, 2000. God has also richly blessed us with four children: Brody, Samuel, Jace and Kinsey Lorraine.
To this day I am still striving to live out my confirmation verse (above) with God’s people at Good Shepherd and the Oshkosh community…and I am committed to heeding Pastor Lonsberry’s finger poke and being a “good pastor.”
Pastor Koepsell Preaching, teaching, learning, listening, leading, baptizing, marrying and burying God’s people since 2006