Pastor Jon Buchholz has served Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tempe, Arizona, since 2005, when he accepted the call to lead Emmanuel's pastoral team. Pastor Buchholz has served congregations in Wisconsin and Washington, but Arizona has always been his home state.


He graduated from Arizona Lutheran Academy in 1982, Northwestern College in 1986, and he earned a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1990. Pastor Buchholz serves as President of the Arizona-California District of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod.


He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and camping, woodworking, and applying technology to ministry.


He and his wife, Sandy, have four children.