Pastor Justin Shrum was born in Fresno, California on December 29, 1982. He attended public school in a suburb of Fresno called Clovis.  He is a 2001 graduate of Buchanan High School.

After high school Pastor Shrum enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country from 2002-2008. He participated in two deployments: The first was to the Persian Gulf and the second was a show of force to the Mediterranean.  Before his second deployment in 2007 Pastor Shrum met his wife Stacy, who was teaching in Wausau, Wisconsin.  They were engaged while on deployment and married June 20, 2008, upon his return from deployment.  After Pastor Shrum and Stacy were married they began their journey that God would use to bring them to serve at St. John's in Riga, Michigan. While serving the people of St. John's, Pastor Shrum and his wife Stacy were blessed with their son Judah in 2019.

Pastor Shrum attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.  His area of study was Biblical languages and theology.  Upon graduating in 2013 Pastor Shrum and Stacy moved to Wisconsin where he attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  

While attending Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Pastor Shrum assisted in worship and evangelism at St. Marcus Lutheran Church and Salem Lutheran Church, both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pastor Shrum did an internship year at St. John's Lutheran Church & True North Campus Ministries in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  After completing his internship year both he and Stacy returned to Mequon, Wisconsin where Pastor Shrum finished his last year of seminary training.  In 2017 he graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.  Pastor Shrum was installed and ordained at St. John's in July of 2017.   

If you have question about what the Bible says, you need pastoral counseling, or you just want to say hello please feel free to email Pastor Shrum at