Pastors

Rev. Tim Krick, Pastor 
tkrick@christ-the-king.org

pastor_tim.jpgPastor Tim grew up outside of Chicago, in the western suburb of Wheaton in Illinois.  Before becoming a pastor, he spent 2 years teaching 5th grade and 3 years teaching 7th grace Science while also coaching boys and girls volleyball and basketball.  During this time, Tim attended a retreat at his home church of Good Shepherd in Naperville, IL called “Christ Renews His Parish” that he started feeling called to seminary.  After many conversations with a variety of people, most importantly his wife Vicky, they decided to sell their house and move to Dubuque, IA so that Tim could attend Wartburg Theological Seminary. Tim graduated from Wartburg in May of 2009 and accepted a call to Associate Pastor at Christ the King in June of that same year.

A passion of Pastor Tim’s is to help connect our faith with our everyday lives.  He believes there is not a sacred and secular aspect to our lives but that all of creation belongs to God and all deserves to be treated as sacred.  God is working in every facet of our life, we only need to know to look.

Pastor Tim is married to Vicky and they have 3 children, Sam, Olivia and Micah.  Tim bleeds “Cubby Blue” and is an avid Bears fan as well!  Hobbies include running and spending time with his family.  His undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Decorah, IA.  He also has a Master’s in Teaching from National-Louis University.

 

Rev. Nate Gauerke, Pastor
ngauerke@christ-the-king.org

2015PastorNatePastor Nate is a homegrown native of east central Wisconsin, on the banks of the South Branch of the Little Wolf River, north of Waupaca. Spending time on the waters of the Chain-O’Lakes or canoeing down the river are some of his fond memories of childhood. After graduating from UW-La Crosse with a major in Geography and an Earth Science minor, he worked for Westinghouse as a contractor for the Department of Energy in Aiken, SC. He worked in the environmental department as a GIS specialist making maps and using GPS before it was open for public use. In his time away from the Midwest, God revealed the special call to ordained ministry and he could no longer resist, so he attended and graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA.

Prior to seminary, he met his wife Sara while she was working on her education degree. They have been married for almost 20 years and have two daughters – Esther and Aryn. Pastor Nate has previously served Zion Lutheran, Appleton and Hope Lutheran, Wautoma and is excited to be back in the Fox Valley close to family and familiar surroundings.

Pastor Nate loves working with people and connecting them with God. In ministry some of his passions include humor and a good joke, he is energized by conversations to get to know people, and helping others. No two days are the same in ministry and that is why Pastor Nate loves being a pastor. On his free time he loves to garden or do anything outdoors, catching a show at the PAC, and if there is any question, yes he loves the Packers!