What a joy it is to serve at Pilgrim! My family and I are blessed to be here. For many of the people of Pilgrim, the church is their family. They find people who care for them. They find support. They find encouragement. This is not to say Pilgrim is a perfect place with perfect people. Rather, it is a place filled with sinners who desperately need God’s forgiveness. This, above all else, is what you will discover here – there is forgiveness through Jesus.
In my years as a pastor I have discovered that many people have questions about God and their relationship with Him. Unfortunately, it is difficult for them to find a place where they can comfortably ask their questions and receive straightforward, easy to understand answers. If this has been your experience, come visit us. You’ll be glad you did!
In Jesus’ service,
About Pastor Roecker
Pastor Eric Roecker began serving Pilgrim in 2013. He was born and grew up in Slinger, WI. He spent his high school years at Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, WI. Upon graduation he enrolled at Northwestern College in Watertown. During his years at Northwestern he studied Greek and Hebrew so that he could read the Bible in its original languages. He participated in golf, wrestling and baseball, acted in a production of South Pacific, and served on the student council. He graduated in 1994.
The final years of Pastor Roecker’s formal ministry training were spent at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. There he spent a great deal of his time using the language skills he had learned in college to translate and study the Bible. He was also trained in the skills of preaching, teaching and counseling. His third year of seminary was spent serving as a vicar (student pastor) at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI. He graduated from the seminary in 1998 with a Masters of Divinity degree.
Upon graduation from the Seminary Pastor Roecker was assigned to serve Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach, VA. During his fifteen years of service at Resurrection he was privileged to experience an active and loving congregation. Due to the congregation’s growth, Resurrection relocated to a larger facility in nearby Chesapeake in 2007. From 2008-2013 Pastor Roecker served as the 2nd vice-president of the North Atlantic District.
Pastor Roecker met his wife, Mary, while in college. They were married in 1998. Mary is a graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked for a number of years as an environmental engineer. Mary now works as a stay at home mom for the Roeckers’ two children – Rees and Riley.
Contact Pastor Roecker at 757-581-4841 or via email below.