Church Leadership

James Hein

James Hein

Lead Pastor

Office: 414-562-3369 x 1610


  • Martin Luther College, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

How did you connect to St. Marcus?

I was called as Pastor to St. Marcus at the end of 2015.

What do you love about what you do?

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not only the message of salvation, but it's also the greatest, most beautiful resource for both navigating through the messiness of life and for graciously unifying humans. The gospel has saved my life in more ways than one and nothing excites me more than sharing with people how it can do the same for them.

If you had a Bible passage/quote for your life and ministry what would it be?

"For a love-starved world that struggles to define what love really even is - the day before his crucifixion, we're told about Jesus, 'Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.'" (John 13:1)

Tell us about your family…

Adrian and I have been married for almost 12 years.

“When I have free time, you will find me…”

Watching movies and reading, probably with my wife/best friend Adrian.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

A warm spot by a pool, with good food and a book.

What’s one fun fact about you?

Having worked at a video store for seven straight summers, at one point I'd written reviews for my 50 favorite movies in every genre.