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 and Ben.  Pastor Brian currently lives in New Berlin and is an avid sports fan.  He enjoys running and has completed over 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

Tabitha Moldenhauer

Music Director/Choir Director/Organist

Tabitha Moldenhauer has 18 years’ experience in church music as an organist, choral director, and educator, most recently serving as Music Director and Organist at the Episcopal parish, Church of the Holy Family, in Park Forest, IL. She is also Program Director for Chicago International Organ Academy, which provides education for organists of all ages and abilities around the world. She, her husband, Aaron, and their two daughters recently relocated to the Milwaukee area due to Aaron accepting a position as Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin.r

Phone: (414) 421-3543

Mimi Garcia

Administrative Assistant

Mimi Garcia comes to St. Stephen the Martyr from Faith/Santa Fe Lutheran Church with over 3 years of experience as a church secretary/administrative assistant.  She is blessed with 3 daughters and 17 grandchildren.

Mimi enjoys gardening, crocheting, shopping, and traveling. She is looking forward to serving the St. Stephen the Martyr community.
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

No in-person gatherings or worship until March

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

The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.