Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Craig Birsching was born in Tacoma, Washington on April 11, 1991 to Pastor David Birsching and his wife Sheryl. He is the second of six children. Craig was homeschooled through the fourth grade, but then attended two different WELS grade schools for 5-8th grade because his mother returned to teaching full time.

He graduated from Evergreen Lutheran High School in 2009 and from Martin Luther College in 2013 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree. After attending Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary for two years, Craig served a yearlong pastoral internship at Cross of Life Lutheran Church in Mississauga, Ontario under Pastor Joel Schulz. During that year, Craig met his future wife Brittany Bradstreet.

Craig and Brittany returned to Mequon, Wisconsin in August 2016 so Craig could begin his final year of training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He and Brittany were married on October 1, 2016 in Brittany’s home church of Holy Trinity Lutheran in Wyoming, Michigan. In May, 2017 Craig graduated from the Seminary and received his first call into the pastoral ministry to serve at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Westland, MI. Shortly after arriving in Westland, God blessed Craig and Brittany with their first child, Cooper Barnabas Birsching. The young couple is very excited and thankful for the many undeserved blessings God has poured out on them.

They are eager to serve the Lord with their new brothers and sisters at St. John’s and look forward to their coming years together.

St. Johns Lutheran Church and School, Westland MI

For over 135 years, St. John’s has been serving the people of Westland. We are a group of imperfect people united by a perfect God. We come from many different walks of life, but have been given the same mission. Jesus has shown us God’s love and we want to share that love with the world.

That is why St. John’s is committed to teaching with His Word and reaching with His love.

School Registration Dates

K-8 – August 5, 2018 or by appointment.
Preschool – July 20, 2018 or by appointment.

To find out more about St. John’s Lutheran School visit the Our School section of the website.

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