After serving an exploratory mission in Houghton, Michigan, for nine years, Pastor Robert Raasch was called to serve at Mount Olive in 1995. His current congregational responsibilities include administration, member ministry and stewardship. He also serves the WELS as a circuit pastor and the chairman of the Asia-Pacific Rim Administrative Committee.
“I believe that Mount Olive offers a wide range of ministries designed to meet the spiritual needs of young and old alike; but most importantly, Mount Olive offers a message of God’s unconditional love for sinners. The thing I most enjoy about this ministry is the opportunity to help people grow closer to God through a study of His Word. There is nothing quite as rewarding as seeing a person’s eyes light up as he or she discovers the answers God offers in His Holy Word.”
Pastor Raasch’s wife, Sarah, is a registered nurse. Together, they have two grown daughters, Rachel and Allison. Pastor enjoys spending his free time fishing, hunting, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.