Our Clergy

Fr. Pedro Lara - (Rector/Priest)

Pedro is the 32nd Rector of Christ Church. Upon completing an M.Div. at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood in 2017. Before being elected rector of Christ Church, Pedro, served as curate in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Irving Texas. Pedro is originally from Texas, he married his high school sweetheart, Gloria, in 2011 and they have three kids: Leah, Emma, and Junia. As a committed disciple to Jesus, he has a deep passion for evangelism, teaching, leading and raising up the next generation of mature Christ-followers. You can contact Pedro at pastor@christchurchdelavan.com



Dcn. Bill Pelnar - (Deacon)

A portrait of Deacon Bill Pelnar.

Bill has served Christ Church for many years faithfully. After a nudge and much discernment, Bill felt called to serve the Lord in his church through the role of Deacon and in 2001, Bill was ordained. Bill leads the altar guild and assists in pastoral care, in addition to his role as Deacon in the church. Bill is married to Chellie, a father and grandfather.





Our Staff

Gloria Lara(Rector's Assistant)

You can contact Gloria for any help with updating your contact information, adding your name to our mailing list, or for any general information at: info@christchurchdelavan.com






Lynn Kallas (Financial Administrator)

A portrait of Lynn Kallas.


For any help regarding reimbursement, giving statements, or help with any finance related question please contact Lynn at: finances@christchurchdealvan.com



Our Vestry

The vestry is our elected group of leaders responsible for (1) protecting the vision of our church, (2) insuring its written values, (3) upholding our financial integrity, and (4) helping the rector accomplish this ministry.

Our current vestry members:

  • Judy Hardt - (Sr. Warden)
  • Jeremy Renz - (Jr. Warden)
  • Jim Lippert - (Treasurer)
  • Pat Benson - (Clerk)

Our Bishop & Diocese

The Rt. Rev'd Steven Miller - (11th Bishop of Milwaukee)

A picture of Reverend Steven Miller.

The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller was elected eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Milwaukee on May 31, 2003 and consecrated on October 18, 2003. The bishop's ministry is one of oversight: leading, supervising, and uniting the church. Bishops in the Episcopal Church are part of the historic episcopate, which means that they can trace their ordinations, through apostolic succession, back to the earliest apostles.





 For more info please visit the Diocese of Milwaukee website.