About the Staff
Pastor Jonathan Kruschel 

Church Phone: (608) 526-4829
Email: pastor@goodshepherdholmen.org


Pastor Jon Kruschel has been serving at Good Shepherd since 2018. He previously served for 14 years as the Administrative/Lead Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Stevensville, MI. Pastor Kruschel is a 2003 graduate from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and served congregations in Yorba Linda, CA and Columbia, TN as part of his seminary training. He is married to Nikky and the couple has two teenage daughters. Pastor Kruschel is passionate about mission work and is excited for the many opportunities that God is providing to reach people throughout our area with the message of Christ Jesus our Savior.
Lisa Carlson, Little Lamb Preschool Teacher

Lutheran Church and Elementary School. While attending Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisc. I participated in choir, band and softball. After high school I felt called to be a teacher, so I attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn. I graduated from college and was married in 1990.

My first position was teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grade at St. Matthew’s Lutheran School in Stoddard, Wisc. In the fall of 1994, I began my preschool journey. I taught preschool at Christ-St. John’s Lutheran School in West Salem a few mornings a week. This allowed me to be home with my children and continue to teach. In 1999 I accepted the call to teach preschool here at Good Shepherd. I have loved every minute.

As a member of Good Shepherd I also am the current choir director. This is a new adventure for me but it also is proving to be a rewarding experience that I enjoy.

I am married to David Carlson. We have always lived in the Holmen area. We have been blessed with four sons. Jonathan is serving in the Air Force as a medic. Jacob is in the Army National Guard and is going to college. Tyler is working two part time jobs and Timothy is attending Luther High School.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family at our cabin on Potato Lake near Chetek, Wisc.