Rev. Dale Reckzin, Pastor


Pastor Reckzin was born in Ottawa, Canada. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ottawa. In 1977 Pastor Reckzin enrolled in Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, WI to study for the pastoral ministry of the Lutheran Church.  He was graduated from Northwestern Prep in 1981 and then from Northwestern College in 1985. Pastor Reckzin then attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI from 1985-1989. He served his vicar (intern) year at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Adrian, MI.

During his first year of seminary, Pastor Reckzin met and dated Lisa Behlmer of Saint James, MN. Pastor and Lisa married in the summer of 1987.  During his senior year of seminary, the Lord blessed Pastor and Mrs. Reckzin with twin daughters.

Pastor Reckzin has served Atonement Lutheran Church in Baltimore, MD and Peace Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie, WI.   He arrived at St. John’s in 2000. He enjoys preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, presiding at worship, teaching Bible classes, and face to face interaction with members of Saint John’s and visitors to Saint John’s. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, music, language studies, and travel.

Aaron Lambrecht, Congregational Assistant


Aaron Lambrecht was born in Fond du Lac, WI, the fourth of five children. He attended high school at Winnebago Lutheran Academy, then enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN, where he earned a B.A. in Communications with a minor in English. After a number of other endeavors (including a year at Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary), he landed at Marquette University. There, he earned a Master’s degree in English. He has taught various courses in English and Communications at Bethany Lutheran College, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and Marquette University.

Aaron and his family have been members at St. John's since 2012. He has enjoyed getting to know the members here, and is excited to be participating in the mission of St. John's. With the spare time he has, Aaron enjoys working outside, cooking, brewing beer, reading, writing, sports, playing board games, and rough housing with his children. He and his wife, Sarah, have been happily married for fifteen years, and are the proud parents of Eloise, Silas, Vera, and Miles.