Pastor Michael Sheppard came to Ripon in October of 2016. He graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary – one of two preparatory high schools in the Wisconsin Synod – in 1993. He then attended Northwestern College for two years, and Martin Luther College for two years, graduating in 1997. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI in 2001.
Pastor Sheppard served congregations in Michigan and Minnesota before coming to Mt. Zion.