Grafton pastor to make the "Ultimate Lambeau Leap" next Sunday

GRAFTON (WITI) -- Next Sunday, December 22nd, a Grafton pastor will deliver his sermon in the morning, and will then head to Lambeau Field -- where he is set to participate in the "Ultimate Lambeau Leap" sweepstakes!

When he's not delivering his sermon inside St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, Pastor Scott Kruse is glued to the game -- cheering for the Green and Gold.

Next Sunday at halftime, he'll get the opportunity to do something that's usually reserved for players.

In October, Kruse submitted his name to the Packers "Ultimate Lambeau Leap" sweepstakes. More than 100,000 entered, but only 10 were randomly selected by the Pack for a tryout.

"I just hope and pray I make the leap like I did in the practices!" Kruse said.

Kruse narrowly inched past the other finalists, qualifying to do the "Lambeau Leap" in front of a much larger crowd during the Packers vs. Steelers game next Sunday.

Kruse's jump comes 17 years to the day after taking another kind of leap. Next Sunday is Kruse's wedding anniversary!

"He scales walls for me!" Kruse's wife, Beckie Kruse  said.

The event will bring the whole family to Lambeau Field next Sunday to root for Dad.

"He used to be a really great basketball player -- dunking on people and stuff -- so yeah, he`s got the hops," Kruse's daughter, Lauren Kruse said.

Also cheering Kruse on next Sunday will be his congregation of 3,000 strong.

"God works in mysterious ways. This is one of those mysterious ways!" Mike Yurk who attends St. Paul Lutheran Church said.

Kruse says this event also honors the anniversary of the first Lambeau Leap.

LeRoy Butler is credited with starting the tradition 20 years ago.