Pastors

Pastor James Castillo was born in Beaver Dam and grew up in Hustisford, Wisconsin. He was confirmed in his Christian faith and graduated from Bethany Lutheran School in 1962. He went on to attend Northwestern Prep in Watertown, graduating in 1966. He continued to prepare for the ministry by attending Northwestern College in Watertown, from which he graduated in 1970.

While in school, Pastor Castillo enjoyed participating in football, basketball and baseball team sports during these education years. He especially appreciated the opportunity to play baseball at various levels under the excellent coaching of his father. He then attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, graduating in 1974. His vicarage year was spent at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. He served as Home Missionary Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, Louisville, Kentucky from 1974-1977. He then served as Associate Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford, Wisconsin, from 1977-1995. He served as Visitation and Outreach Pastor of both Bethany Lutheran Church, Hustisford, and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Slinger, from 2000-2001. He has been associate pastor at St. Paul since 2001. 

Pastor Castillo and his wife Sherry live in Slinger. Together their family consists of 6 children and 4 grandchildren. He considers it indeed a privilege to serve here at St. Paul.

Pastor Robert Fleischmann was born in Pleasanton, CA and raised in Lake Geneva, WI. He is a 1979 graduate of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and a 1983 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon.

From 1983 to 1988 Pastor Fleischmann served as a Home Missionary Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Plymouth, WI. In 1988 he accepted the call to serve as the first (and only) full-time National Director of Christian Life Resources, a pro-life and pro-family agency theologically affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Evangelical Lutheran Synod. He writes extensively on life and family issues and preaches and presents extensively throughout North America. He also holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Philosophy in the Bioethics Department at Concordia University in Mequon. He will continue to hold these positions during his service at St. Paul as a Vacancy Pastor.

Pastor Fleischmann and his wife, Diane, have been members at St. Paul since 1999 and they live in the country outside of Allenton. Their family consists Pastor Fleischmann’s parents living next door to them, Diane’s mother is with the Lord in heaven. Her father lives in West Bend. They have 8 children and 12 grandchildren.


The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. ~ Mark 10:45