Our Pastors
Pastor Brian Adams
I grw up in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. After graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran High School in 1980, I continued to study for the ministry at Northwestern College in Watertown. After graduating from Northwestern College in 1984, I continued to study for the ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. 

As part of the Seminary training, I served a "vicar" year at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. Also as part of my Seminary training, I studied the original languages of the Bible, Bible history, doctrines of the Bible, sermon preparation and counseling. In 1988, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.

After graduation in 1988, I was assigned to serve a mission congregation in Keystone Heights, Florida. After serving there for almost 6 1/2 years, I accepted the Divine Call to serve as associate pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Franklin in November of 1994. For over 22 years, I have served here at St. Paul's. 

In 1986 I married my wife, Nancy. The Lord has blessed our marriage with 3 children: Rachel, Joshua and Katie. Rachel is married to Caleb Manske. They have a two children, whose names are Lily and Noah. (My wife and I enjoy being grandparents.) Katie is married to Caleb Nitz. Josh is married married to Leah Schlecht. 

I enjoy working outdoors and traveling. I am excited about the many new opportunities that the Lord has been giving St. Paul's in the area of Franklin. 


Office Number: (414) 421-1178
Cell Phone: (414) 416-4710
Home Phone Number: (414) 423-1445
E-mail: badams@stpaulsfranklin.org




Pastor Jacob Hoff

I was born in Helena, MT, but spent most of my childhood in Livonia, MI. As the son of a Lutheran pastor, I have been involved with ministry work since I was young. I attended Michigan Lutheran Seminary, a ministerial prep high school in Saginaw, MI. After high school, I continued my preparation for full time public ministry at Martin Luther College, in New Ulm, MN from where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. Part of my college studies included learning the biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek. In 2013, I earned my Master of Divinity (M. Div.) from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, in Mequon, WI.

As part of my training, I served an internship (“vicarship”) at Christ the King Lutheran Church, a mission church in Palm Coast, FL. Upon graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, I received a call to serve as a mission pastor at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sterling, VA. At the beginning of 2016, I accepted the call to serve St. Paul’s in Franklin, WI as Pastor of Outreach.

I am married to Laura, and God has blessed us with three children (and a fourth on the way, due August 2016!), Gideon, Molly, and Ezra. I look forward to meeting you and helping in any way I can.



Office Number: (414) 421-1178
Cell/Home: (703) 297-5072
Email: jhoff@stpaulsfranklin.org