Welcome Pastor John A. Holm

Advent’s Transition Pastor

Pastor Holm will be preaching Sunday, January 20 at both 8 & the 10:30 am service.

We look forward to his message:

 God’s Delight

We will explore God’s desire and delight to partner with God’s people in their time of need. God’s desire is to Redeem, Restore, and Renew through the power, giftedness and grace that flow from God through God’s people.

Pastor Holm is described as a dynamic and passionate Senior Pastor since 1989, including 10 years as a Leadership Consultant in the church, with government, and corporate arenas. Engaging in supportive and collaborative approach to    mission and ministry, and to the work of mission development and visioning that engages teams. He is a peer coach, mentoring other Senior Pastors through the Church Coach Project of the ELCA, as well as equipping first-call pastors through their first three years of ministry.

He most recently served as the Interim Pastor, full-time at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church in Kenosha, WI. (2017-1018) He has also held a number of other interim pastor positions at Joy! Lutheran Church, Gurnee, IL; Edgebrook Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Glenview, IL; Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, Grayslake, IL; and Martin Luther Lutheran Church,Chicago, IL. Prior to the ministry, Pastor Holm was a high school Technology  Education Instructor in Chippewa Falls, WI.

His education and training include a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of WI – Stout; and he earned a Certificate of Advanced Church Leadership from Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership at Asbury Theological Seminary.

John has consulted with churches in various contexts providing leadership in assessment, visioning, organizational development and conflict management. John’s passion and vision is to come alongside congregations and church leaders to support, equip and develop them and their ministries based on their unique settings, callings, and giftedness.

John lives with his wife, Peggy, who is a Zoo Educator at the Milwaukee Zoo. They have raised two children, Jonah (with husband Cameron) and Mara (with husband Greg) and love spending time with their two grandsons.  John and Peggy love biking, camping, cooking, and working for justice both locally and internationally.

We welcome Pastor John Holm and his family and look forward to his energy, knowledge, sermons and leadership as we move forward.


To Contact Pastor Holm email:holm4459@gmail.com

call: (847)800.5513


For Pastoral Care needs please call the office at (262) 377-2710, please leave a message or send an email to secretary@adventchurch.org