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Rev. Nick Utphall
Pastor of Advent Lutheran

Nick meandered toward ministry first through experiences at Scout camp, of God in nature and Jesus the pacifist. Raised in the Wisconsin northwoods, his detours out of state were for school at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN and training in Pasadena, CA and Wenatchee, WA. He has been in the Madison area since 2004 and at Advent and the MCC since 2016.

Nick is a bike commuter, barefoot rambler, plucky banjo player, mediocre birder, inattentive gardener, and simple camper. Don’t trust this photo to be accurate, because his facial hair changes frequently. He keeps track of some of his words at

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