Our Staff


Rev. Brian Hooper


Pastor Brian was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in January 2003 following graduation with a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.  Before entering seminary Pastor Brian graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL with a degree in Religious Studies and Speech Communication.   Pastor Brian has served at First Lutheran Church in Le Sueur, MN as an associate pastor and at Christ the Victor Lutheran Church in New Berlin, WI.

He is married and his wife, Maren, is also an ordained minister.  They have two children.  Norah (7) is in second grade and Ben (4) is in 4K kindergarten.  Pastor Brian currently lives in New Berlin and is an avid sports fan.  He enjoys running and has completed eleven marathons.  He enjoys spending time with his family and laughing together.  Pastor Brian also enjoys reading and traveling.

Pastor Brian enjoys serving together with the people of God and living in God’s marvelous light.

Email: pastorbrianhooper@gmail.com
Office Phone: (414) 421-3543

Bill Bravener

Music Director/Associate in Ministry

Bill Bravener, is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. degree in Music Education. His applied area of study was piano and organ. Bill is also a commissioned Associate in Ministry in the ELCA. In addition to serving as Music Director, he is a staff accompanist at Carroll University and volunteers at Penfield Children’s Center.
Phone: (414) 421-3543


Glenna Finco

Administrative Assistant

Glenna Finco comes to St. Stephen the Martyr with over 10 years of experience as a church secretary/administrative assistant. She has been married to John for almost 30 years and they have a 13 year old daughter, Hannah.

Glenna and her family are strong believers in sharing the love of Christ with others through local evangelism and foreign missions. As a family, they have fostered 14 children (ages 10 weeks through 5 years) and have seen them all successfully reunified with family members or placed in loving adoptive homes.

Glenna enjoys scrapbooking, shopping, and traveling with her family. She is looking forward to serving the community of St. Stephen the Martyr and assisting you while doing the same.
Phone: (414) 421-3543

Bob Brownell


Bob has served as our maintenance man since two years after the church’s inception in 1965, volunteering on Saturdays cutting grass and cleaning the church inside and out. Starting in the 80’s Bob started working three times a week as a paid staff person. He has also served on the church council as Property Chair.

Phone: (414) 421-3543

Mark Breutzmann

Saturday Organist

A graduate of Whitnall High School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mark was appointed the Music Director of Emanuel Church in July, 1991, where he is Organist, Senior Choir Director, Youth Choir Director, and Interim Hand Bell Director. In addition, he oversees a music program including Chime Choir and numerous soloists and instrumentalists. He also serves as the Chair of the Worship/Music Committee.

A member of the American Guild of Organists-Milwaukee Chapter, he has served on the board and was Chair of the Telephone Committee. He is currently a member of the Hales Corners Community Chorus, having served in various positions, including Section Leader, Music Librarian, and President. He also is a member of the Summer Singers.

Employment is with Ambius, Inc. where he is a contractor/customer service specialist at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Downtown Milwaukee.

Hobbies/interests include anthropology/archaeology, architecture, astronomy, baking, dining-out, gardening/plants, meteorology/weather, music, dogs, cats, and collecting Christmas ornaments.

He resides on Milwaukee’s lower East Side.

Service Times

Saturday, 5 p.m. Worship
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. (Sept. thru May)


6101 S 51st St
Greendale, WI 53129
Phone: (414) 421-3543
Fax: (414) 421-3543

Daily Bible Verse

In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?