OUR PASTORS

Paul Kuckhahn

Member Care Pastor

Pastor Kuckhahn was born in Sioux City, IA, and grew up in the small town of Gibbon, MN. There he attended Lutheran elementary school from K-8th grade before attending Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN. After graduating from Martin Luther College in 2000 and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2004, he was assigned to serve as a tutor for 2 years at MLC in New Ulm, MN. Following that, he was reassigned to serve as associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, WI, where he served for 8 years. In 2014 he accepted a call to serve St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewiston, MN, also as an associate pastor.

In 2022, Pastor Kuckhahn accepted a divine call to serve as member care pastor of St. Martin’s. His work especially focuses on those who need special care, whether those who are drifting away from the church or those who are unable to attend for health reasons.


Pastor Kuckhahn and his wife, Meghan, have been married since 2006 and the Lord has blessed them with three children, Theodore, Ezekiel, and Cora.


When he finds the time, Pastor Kuckhahn enjoys traveling, reading, playing board games, fishing, and home improvement projects.

Aaron Odya

Outreach and Family Pastor

Pastor Odya was born and raised in West Allis, WI—a suburb of Milwaukee—under the shadow of the old Milwaukee County Stadium, where the Milwaukee Brewers used to play. He attended public school K – 6 and a Lutheran Elementary School for Grades 7 & 8. This has given him a good perspective on both public and private education and has led to his love of and appreciation for Christian education. He attended Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI, for high school, Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. He graduated from seminary in 2006 and was assigned to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado, WI.


In June of 2021, Pastor Odya was installed as the pastor of family ministry and outreach at St. Martin’s. He works closely with St. Martin’s Lutheran School and Early Learning Center, serving as a point of contact between church and school.

In July of 2019, Pastor Odya married his wife Amaris. Together, they have one child, a daughter named Serenity.


In his free time, Pastor Odya enjoys watching Wisconsin sports teams—Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. He likes to bowl, cook, golf, fish, bike ride, hike, play board games, and socialize. He is also quick to pull out the apropos movie quote and has a life-long enjoyment of Legos.

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Benjamin Radtke

Administrative Pastor

Pastor Radtke was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He attended Arizona Lutheran Academy in Phoenix, AZ, Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon Wisconsin. After graduating from the seminary in 2007, he was assigned to St. Martin's, where he has served ever since.

Pastor Radtke currently serves as the administrative pastor at St. Martin's, overseeing and coordinating the many aspects of our congregation's gospel ministry. 

Pastor and Sarah have been married since June of 2005 and have been blessed with two children--Elijah and Abigail. 

Pastor Radtke enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, listening to podcasts, playing boardgames, watching football with his son, and doing art projects with his daughter.

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