Pastor Odell began his service to Christ Lutheran in 2010. He is a graduate of Martin Lutheran College in New Ulm, MN and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. "There is nothing better than the sharing with people the reality of the gospel of Christ and the total forgiveness and peace that it brings," he says, "and to be able to do that for a living is a privilege beyond compare." In his free time Pastor Odell enjoys reading, fishing, sports, exploring new places, and getting out and enjoying the Northwoods with his wife, Sarah, and his four children, Charlie, Simon, Isaac, and Greta.
Pastor Mike retired from full-time ministry on June 1st, 2022. He is serving Christ Lutheran Church part-time by preaching twice a month and visiting shut-ins. For the past 19 years he served in world missions on the committee for South Asia and then 9 years as a full-time missionary to Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Prior to that he served 22 years at St. Paul's of Fort Atkinson and 9 years at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burton, Michigan. He and his wife Cathy have been married for 44 years and are blessed with 4 daughters and 1 son and 17 grandchildren.