Advent Lutheran Church is an active and vibrant congregation located in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

We have been blessed with only two Pastors in 48 years. Pastor Myron Olson retired after 28 years and Pastor Janis Kinens just retired on 12/31/17 after nearly 20 years.

We are a congregation in transition and active in the process of preparing a Pastoral Call for a new permanent full time Pastor.

We are fortunate to have Pastor Debra Trakel as our full time interim minister assuming the full-time responsibility of our pastor and assisting us with the Mission Exploration Team (MET) to create our Ministry Site Profile. Pastor Debra will help us to “create a space” for our new Pastor ensuring that we are prepared to welcome them with care and love with the time is right.

Learn more about the process that Advent is undergoing by reading the Transition and Call Process Manual as well as the Interim Ministry Manual.

For more information e-mail our church office at