NWD - LCMS, 3103 Seymour Lane, Wausau, WI 54401    Phone: (715) 845-8241    www.facebook.com/nwdlcms

Pastor Knaack's Contact Info:  wknaack@yahoo.com or 218-252-0199

deaf Ministry

  • Rib Mountain Lutheran, Wausau - 1st & 2nd Sunday of the month - 9:30 a.m.
  • St. Paul's Lutheran, Stevens Point - 1st Sunday of the month - 6:30 p.m.
  • Our Redeemer Lutheran, Eau Claire - 2nd Sunday of the month - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Faith Lutheran, Appleton - on a Monday - 6:30 p.m.


The Deaf are very thankful that these churches provide a place for their worship.  More than 60 people attend the worship services on a regular basis.
The pastor at Rib Mountain Lutheran, Pastor Tim Swanson is now in training to take over Deaf Ministry when Pastor Knaack retires in the near future. With God’s blessing, the Deaf will continue to worship together for many years to come.

Bill Knaack -- Missionary-at-Large to the Deaf

Deaf Ministry began in Wisconsin more than 100 years ago. Many pastors have served the Deaf in many different places through the years. Since 1994 Pastor Bill Knaack has served as Missionary at Large for the North Wisconsin District. During this time he has also served in the Minnesota North District and in North Dakota.

At the present time Pastor Knaack has worship services in the following churches in North Wisconsin: