Church Leadership

Roger Plath

Roger Plath

Pastoral Assistant


  • M.Div, STM from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
  • MS in Educational Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BA from Northwestern College
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

How did you connect to St. Marcus?

I was a missionary in Hong Kong for 16 years. When our family returned to the USA, I decided to work full-time in the secular world. My family and I loved St. Marcus, and we made it our church of choice because of the wonderful preaching, non-traditional music, and the outstanding emphasis on outreach.

What do you love about what you do?

I love meeting with attendees of the Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study each week. I feel it is incredibly important for men to grow in God's Word. We look at the Scriptures and talk about how it affects us; it’s a very practical approach to minsitry. I like to help people see how God's Word is real in their everyday life.

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

“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain!” -Philippians 1:21

Tell us about your family…

I’ve been married to my wonderful wife, Rebecca, for a long time. We have 4 awesome adult children: Tamara in Appleton, Jami and son-in-law Dave Braidich in Maryland, Alicia in North Carolina, and Joshua in West Allis. We have one grandson so far, Evan.

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

Relaxing, fixing something around the house or watching a good movie.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Either in the Rocky Mountains or on a beautiful beach.

What’s one fun fact about you?

I can speak Chinese. "Neih hou ma?"

Anything else you would like to share?

My full-time job is an Administrator at Milwaukee Area Technical College. MATC is a great school with an important purpose.