Bethlehem Lutheran Church Sun Prairie, WI

Pastors and Called Workers

Charlie Brandt

Senior Pastor
Pastor Charlie has been the Senior Pastor at Bethlehem since January 2009. He began his ministry in 1980 at First Immanuel in Cedarburg, Wis., and then moved to Trinity Lutheran in Toledo, Ohio, before making Sun Prairie home. Pastor and his wife, Carol, have three children, all of whom are married and living in the Midwest. Pastor enjoys all sports and loves the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. His latest projects include renovation efforts on his children's homes. Pastor Charlie's passion is to make the Word of God easy to understand and apply to our lives.

Rod Serbus

Associate Pastor
Pastor Rod Serbus was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He attended Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) and there found his love for the preaching event. At seminary, he also found the love of his life, Deaconess Phaedra. Pastor Rod and Phaedra have four children who enjoy spending time together in motion, whether inside or outside. Pastor Rod enjoys the study of homiletics, hunting, shooting (pistol, rifle, archery), photography, and weight lifting. He has been blessed to be a husband, father and pastor, and finds great joy in each vocation.

Jan Steinbrueck

Director of Christian Education
Jan came to Bethlehem to complete her internship and became full-time as Director of Christian Education in August 2019. She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and attended Concordia University, Nebraska for undergrad. In her free time, Jan enjoys playing guitar, going on walks with her dog, Jax, and whipping up something new in the kitchen. She loves interacting with people of all ages at church, but especially loves spending time with the Sunday School and youth group kids. There is nothing better than seeing kids grow in their faith and realize the great plans that God has for them in their lives!