Rev. Dennis M. Roser, Pastor

Pastor Roser and his family came to St. John’s in August 2015.  They are originally from the Pittsburgh area.  Prior to serving St. John’s, he served Christ-Our Savior’s Lutheran Parish in Baden, PA; St. John’s & Trinity Lutheran Churches in Connellsville, PA; and Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookfield, WI. 

He and his wife, Dawn, have three daughters:  Emma, Katrina, and Sidney, and a beagle named, “Snoopy.”  He has a passion for gospel-centered neighborhood ministry.  His interests include puppetry, reading, bicycling, and major league baseball.  

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 Rev. Germán Novelli, Hispanic Ministries

Pastor Novelli is the director of Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones in Wisconsin, of whom St. John's is a member.  He is a native of Venezuela.  He and his wife have five children.  

He is a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  He has previously served as a writer, journalist, and television news anchor.

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Vicar Edmundo Rosales, Pastoral Intern

Vicar Rosales served as a butcher for 16 years at Harry Hansen’s Meat Service in Franksville, WI.  He concluded his service with Hansen’s in February 2017, in order to begin a full-time vicarage experience.  Edmundo came to the Missouri Synod through ESL classes and joined the congregation of Santa Cruz – which is Spanish for “Holy Cross.”  Edmundo displayed gifts for ministry that were needed in his congregation and he was eventually invited to serve as an assistant to the pastor.  As his gifts continued to be affirmed by the Church and the Holy Spirit continued to place on his heart a call to pastoral ministry, Edmundo began studies with the Hispanic Institute at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis in 2014.  On July 16, 2016, he was installed as a Vicar at Santa Cruz Lutheran Church in Racine.  His vicarage will not only enable him to grow in his ministry to those who are Spanish-speaking but will also equip him to be able to serve as a full-fledged pastor among English-speaking Christians in our Synod.  God continues to raise up men to be servants of His Word in every context and generation! 

Mr. Bill Cunningham, Director of Music

Bill Cunningham serves as organist and choir director. He is also the organist and accompanist for St. Thomas Catholic Church, Beloit.  Bill originally studied piano and organ with Henry DeBruyne in Beloit and began serving as a church organist in 1966.  He has served as organist at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (Milwaukee), St. Paul's Catholic Church (Beloit), Messiah Lutheran Church (Beloit), Second Congregational Church (now United Church of Beloit), and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Beloit).  During the day, he maintains a legal practice in Beloit.

Bill and his wife, Jo, serve as a host family for the Beloit Snappers, and volunteer regularly at the park.  They have two kids living at home - their beloved Cocker Spaniels, 
Alexis and Shiloh. They also have a son, Bob, who lives in Minneapolis.