Pastor Ben Zuberbier was born November 12, 1988 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He became a child of God through Holy Baptism on Thanksgiving Day—November 24, 1988—at Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Pastor Zuberbier has two younger siblings, Luther and Mollie. Because his father is also a pastor, he moved various times during his childhood as his father accepted calls to serve different congregations in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Pastor Zuberbier finished his high school years at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac, WI in 2007 and enrolled at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota to pursue pastoral studies. Upon graduation in 2011, he was approved to enroll at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. During his classroom years there, he assisted a congregation in Hubertus, WI. His duties included teaching, preaching, and shut-in visits. During his third year at the Seminary, he started his vicar year, a year of practical ministry experience under the supervision of a pastor. For six months he served as a vicar in Radcliff, Kentucky and for six months he spent time with a congregation in Hiram, Georgia. He graduated the Seminary in 2015 and was assigned to serve as pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church here in Eugene, Oregon. Since his ordination in August, 2015 he has thoroughly enjoyed serving his ministry at this congregation.
Pastor Zuberbier’s wife’s name is Hannah. The two were married in June, 2015. They both enjoy exploring the state of Oregon and hiking the many trails scattered throughout it.