About Us: Our Pastor


"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

-Mahatma Gandhi


Rev. William R. Dohle Jr. (Pastor Bill) grew up in the western United States, in Ogden, Utah, and has lived in nine states. He completed his undergraduate degree at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California in 1996 and his Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2000. Since then he has served congregations in California, Colorado, Montana, and now Illinois. He has served St. Paul since 2011.

He is husband and father to four who together keep his life extremely busy and interesting. When he's not involved with them and his congregation, he spends his time in interfaith activities, studying with rabbis and ministers of other denominations, and generally breaking out of the box as God calls him to. On his downtime he's been known to write, read, and play the occasional video game.