Our Staff



Rev. Anthony Dusso
Senior Pastor

(608) 362-0716, ext. 105

Pastor Tony is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wartburg Theological Seminary. He previously served as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Ashtabula, Ohio; Zion Lutheran Church, Doylestown, Ohio; Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Oak Forest, Illinois; and as Pastor for Discipleship at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rockford, Illinois. He has ministry experience as an instructor for Diakonia, as a coach for first-call pastors in the Northern Illinois Synod, as a coach for congregations in the Metro Chicago Synod’s Turn Around Synod Initiative. Pastor Tony has also done extensive study in Family Systems Theory through the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center.

Pastor Tony and his family live in Rockton. His wife, Valerie, is the Office and Communication Administrator at Christ Lutheran Church in Belvidere. Their son and daughter, Grant and Bailey, are sophomores at Hononegah High School; and their youngest son, Preston, is in eighth grade at Stephen Mack Middle School.

Pastor Tony is a lifelong baseball fan (Go Brewers) and takes in many ballgames during the summer. He is frequently at the Stateline YMCA and enjoys going for walks. He likes to travel with his family, listen to podcasts and is a classical music buff. Pastor Tony especially enjoys reading, among his favorite authors are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Richard Rohr, Robert Caro, Dallas Willard, Eugene Peterson and John Updike.


Rev. Jason Poole-Xiong
Associate Pastor

(608) 362-0716, ext. 104

Pastor Jason is called to Our Savior’s in a part-time capacity with a focus on youth ministry, digital communication & technology, and administration. Pastor Jason is a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary and this is his first call as an ELCA Pastor. He brings to Our Savior’s over 17 years of church ministry experience in youth ministry, outdoor ministry, administration, and worship. He has previously served congregations in Ferndale & Hudsonville, MI, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Janesville & Madison, WI.

Jason serves on various ministry teams with both our South-Central Synod of Wisconsin and the national ELCA “churchwide” organization including serving as the webmaster for the synod and as Synod Coordinator for the triennial National ELCA Youth Gathering.

Pastor Jason and his husband Dan live in Janesville where Dan, who is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, is a Senior Accountant with an accounting firm based in Madison. Both Jason and Dan enjoy the outdoors including camping, fishing, hiking. The love to travel with family and friends, along with cooking and binge watching television shows. Pastor Jason especially enjoys The West Wing, The Newsroom, The Big Bang Theory, 9-1-1, and pretty much anything on HGTV.

Ministry Staff


Valerie Dusso
Administrative Assistant

(608) 362-0716

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Grant Dusso
Audio-Visual Assistant


Kelly Erdmann
Financial Secretary


Cheryl Licary
Organist & Choir Director

Natasha Reed