Pastor Wagner graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2005. Since graduating from the seminary, Pastor Wagner has served congregations in Port Orange, FL; Elgin, IL; and Columbus, OH. As pastor at Riverview, he preaches, teaches Bible and catechism classes, conducts visitation ministry, counsels, coordinates school chapel services, and advises several boards, among other duties.
His hobbies include homebrewing beer, woodworking, camping, playing cards, cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers, and playing a few sports.
He and his wife Elisabeth have 5 children.
Pastor Ryan Kolander
Pastor Kolander is a 2016 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Before graduating, he served around the country and world in both English and Spanish-speaking settings and learned a great deal from the people he met along the way. Upon graduation, he was assigned to serve through a mission church called Palabra de Vida in Southwest Detroit, where he worked for seven years to raise up a bilingual, multicultural congregation. Since the fall of 2023, he’s served at Riverview. He loves connecting with people, playing basketball, going to Home Depot with his family, playing the piano, and serving as a pastor. Pastor and his wife, Sarah, enjoy raising three girls. A verse we love is this: “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). I look forward to meeting you soon!
Jo Theimer, a native of Weyauwega, joined the RLC staff in June of 2020. Jo and her husband Jeff reside in Appleton with their daughter Kylee who attends Riverview Lutheran School. Jo is an active member of the church and enjoys volunteering in the school. Jo also serves the Grace in Action ministry as their payroll and administrative assistant. Jeff and Jo serve on several outreach committees for the church and school. You will most likely find this family enjoying the summer sun in Lake Delton. Favorite verse : Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works, so that no one may boast.