The Rev. Josh Evans (he/him/his) serves as Associate Pastor at Unity Lutheran Church, a two-campus worshipping community and ministry in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and a congregation of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Originally from Shelby Township, Michigan (a northern suburb of Detroit), Josh is a lifelong Lutheran, with a mission of creating sacred spaces of welcome and inclusion for all people, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, ability, or any other barrier that would seek to divide and exclude. He also has a tremendous passion for preaching, liturgy and worship, and spiritual practices and formation.
Josh holds degrees from Concordia University Chicago (B.A., English, 2011) and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (M.Div., 2018) and is an active member of Proclaim, a professional membership organization for publicly-identified LGBTQIA+ rostered ministers and seminarians in the Lutheran Church. Josh now resides in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, where he lives with his two cats, Oliver and Sophia, and their canine sibling, Roscoe. When he isn’t busy with ministry, Josh enjoys reading, drinking too much coffee, discovering delicious local eats, taking in the splendor of urban beauty, and defiantly cheering on the Cubs in dangerous Brewers territory.