Our Pastors

Lead Pastor Pam Lange

Pastor Pam LangePastor Pam Lange began her call as lead pastor of Mount Carmel Lutheran Church in September 2015, after serving as associate pastor of Mount Carmel since December 2011. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in spring of 2009.  After her seminary graduation, Pastor Pam served as interim associate pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha and also served a one-year term call as pastor of Bethania Lutheran Church in Racine. She was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in November 2010.

Pastor Pam grew up in Menomonee Falls and raised her own family in Wauwatosa.  She now lives in “Grace Place,” where she is visited regularly by her three children  – Lindsey, Kevin, and Michael – as well as her grandchildren and favorite playmates – Shawn, Emma, Charlotte, Dereck, Travis, and Dominic.

Before entering seminary, Pastor Pam had been employed for twenty years as sales coordinator for a local construction machinery dealership and most recently as executive assistant to the president of a graphic arts firm located in Brookfield. In her home church, Jackson Park Lutheran, she served in a wide range of leadership roles and also served on staff there as parish education coordinator. She deeply believes that each of us, by virtue of the Holy Spirit poured out in baptism, is created and called to love and serve God.  She sees one of her primary roles as pastor to be that of helping others identify and release their own gifts into the world for the purposes of  God.

Pastor Pam may be reached via email at pastorpamlange@gmail.com or  by phone either through the office at 414-771-1270, ext. 11, or on her cell phone at 414-640-8940.

Associate Pastor Jim Greear

Pastor Jim GreearPastor Jim is married to Mary, who is the Sibling Care Specialist at Children’s Hospital. They were married right here at Mount Carmel on Jan 6, 2014. Jim’s kids are Noah and Gretchen.

Pastor Jim previously served as Staff Chaplain at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, beginning in 2002. Before that, he was Spiritual Care Director at The Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa from 1999-2001; Staff Chaplain at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida; CPE Resident at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC; and Pastor at Luther Church of the Epiphany in Montgomery, Alabama.

“I try to always lift up that God is almost always more loving, accepting, and forgiving of us than we are of our own selves,” Pastor Jim says. “I know that’s something I am all the time wrestling with myself. And I really believe that, in no small part, that is the Gospel and that in Christ is the only place in this world that you can be absolutely reassured of that truth and relieved in that struggle to be renewed in your life.”

Pastor Jim may be reached at pastorjim@mountcarmelchurch.org or 414-771-1270, ext. 12.