JAMES WALTER MUELLER
Birth: 5/29/43 Waseca, MN Death: 11/8/2019 Concord, CA
Rev. James W. Mueller was born May 29, 1943 in Waseca, MN
He was baptized, confirmed and grew up in Southern Minnesota, the son of a Lutheran pastor. His mother’s father was also a Lutheran pastor.
He attended Concordia High School & Jr. College in St. Paul, MN; Fort Wayne, Indiana Sr. College and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.MO (1969). His vicarage year was in Toronto, Ontario.
Jim met his wife, Carolyn, during his final seminary year and they were married September 27, 1969. They shared a deep love and complemented each other.
Jim said Carolyn sustained him.
Family includes: Daughter, Michelle & husband, Brice Venables, granddaughter, Kylie; daughter, Robyn & husband, Evrett Ward; sister, Jean Mueller and brother, John Mueller, his wife, Amalia and niece, Taya.
Jim was very happy to officiate at both of his daughters’ baptisms, confirmations and weddings and his granddaughter’s baptism. He served two churches during his 40 yr ministry: Lamb of God, Lewisville, TX and First Lutheran, Concord, CA. As a pastor, he was a shepherd who focused on the well-being of his members, provided counseling and taught Stephen Ministry. He was a creative person who wrote chancel dramas; drew pictures; used puppets, visual aids and costumes for sermons, children’s chats, school and preschool chapels. He enjoyed teaching children of all ages; developed his own curriculum for youth and confirmation classes; and facilitated family ministry thru family nights and retreats.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to First Lutheran Christian Preschool
4006 Concord Boulevard, Concord, California 94519.