St. Mark Lutheran Church

St. Mark Lutheran Church offers a theologically conservative environment in which its members may worship. As proud members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), St. Mark members enjoy following the teachings of the Reformation led by Martin Luther.

Our Beliefs

   bullet  The Bible is the true and inspired message from God, right down to its words.
   bullet  It is the only source and standard for Christian teaching and living.
   bullet  We may have different opinions about many subjects, but we are to believe and follow all that the
      Bible teaches.
   bullet  Jesus Christ is really God and really a man. Through His death on the cross He received the       punishment for our sins.
   bullet  Jesus physically rose from the dead. He defeated death and proved He is God.    
   bullet  Forgiveness of sins and life in heaven are God's free gifts. All who believe in Jesus as their       personal Savior have those gifts.
   bullet  Jesus Christ will return at the end of the world to judge all people. Believers in Him will live in heaven
      for eternity.

Our Purpose

As men, women and children united with faith in Christ, we follow His command to "go and make disciples." We, therefore, will proclaim God's Law and Gospel to one another, the community, the campus and the world. We will teach God's truth to help each other grow in the faith and so serve Christ now and forever. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." Matthew 28:19
Learn more about the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod's beliefs and purpose.

St. Mark Lutheran Church Pastors

Pastor Herb Prahl

Pastor Herb Prahl

Pastor Herb Prahl grew up in Germantown, WI as one of three children of an excavating contractor. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Northwestern College in Watertown and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon.


The LORD called him to serve at St. Mark in the spring of 1973. For the first twenty years of his ministry, he served as the WELS campus pastor for the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Technical College. Since 1993, he has served as the president of the Western Wisconsin District of the WELS. He and his wife, Charlotte, have three children.

Pastor Joel Naumann

Pastor Joel Naumann

St. Mark Lutheran Church's newest Pastor, Joel Naumann, was born in Saginaw, MI and grew up in Michigan. After graduating high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in 2002, he attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After MLC he continued his pastoral training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.


In 2008 Joel married his wife Cathryn. From August 2008 to August 2009 Joel served as a vicar at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, NV. In 2009 he returned to WLS to finish his final year of training and graduated in May of 2010 with a Masters of Divinity degree. On May 20, 2010, Joel received a divine call into the pastoral ministry to serve at St. Mark Lutheran Church as an associate pastor. He was ordained and installed at St. Mark on Sunday, July 18, 2010.

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St. Mark Lutheran Church
3307 State Street  Eau Claire, WI 54701

Church:   715.834.2595
School:   715.834.5782
Fax:   715.834.7668

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