Pastor Richard Bartholomew , was born in New York, NY but grew up on Long
Island. He graduated from Concordia College, New York in 1975 with a BA in
psychology/sociology. He attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota and
graduated from the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary, Minneapolis
in 1979. He was ordained in July of that same year. Pastor Bartholomew served
churches (AFLC) in Wisconsin, Montana and Minnesota. Pastor Bartholomew came
into the LCMS in 1992 and has served churches in Georgia, Ohio and Wisconsin.
He was married to Susan Kross of Albany, NY in 1976, they have three children
and eight grandchildren. He currently resides in Omro, Wisconsin where he has
served as Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church since 2008 and as circuit visitor
in the Berlin Circuit (15) of the SWD since 2009. Pastor Bartholomew has also served on
the Board of Directors for the Lutheran Special school and Educational Service
of Milwaukee from 2003-2008. Pastor Bartholomew currently serves as a volunteer Chaplain for the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.