Pastor Phil is finally getting to know his flock.

Phillip Waselik came to La Crosse to work as a chaplain at Gundersen Health System. A colleague suggested he take up the open pastor position at Trinity Lutheran Church. That was when the pandemic unfolded. Through the last year, Phil adapted to the virtual world, much like RAH has. Now, he said he's happy to get back to meeting people in person.

Phil (just Phil, as he prefers outside of the church setting) comes to La Crosse originally from Oakdale, Connecticut, but has spent time in all 50 states and places like El Salvador, Guatemala and Jerusalem. As for joining RAH? “It was my goal to meet new people that enjoy serving others and that are like-minded.”

As many La Crosse residents do, Phil said he enjoys walking down by the river, and his interests include kayaking as well as other sports. Having previously served as a band director for a large school system, Phil is also drawn to concert bands, wind ensembles and drum corps. He's also staying busy pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Concordia in Chicago.

Please welcome Phil into the RAH flock and get to know him yourself at a meeting or event.