Ministry Teams and Committees


Supervises the funds given as an endowment to this congregation. The interest from the investments is disbursed annually.

  • Amy Hall, Council Liaison
  • Alan Baldwin, Treasurer
  • Julie Haebig
  • Steve Hall
  • Helen Ladwig
  • Randy Nelson


Reviews the church financial records in preparation for the annual meeting.

  • Randy Guenther
  • Steve Hall


Seeks members to serve in the elected positions.

  • Leroy Collins
  • Betty Drape
  • Shannon Hadac
  • Dianne Hirsch
  • Jen Kooistra
  • Amy Mertz
  • Char Smith


Supervises the preschool program to ensure it provides a loving, Christ-centered learning environment for children three to five years of age. Responsible for ensuring the preschool is in compliance with state and local licensing requirements. Also responsible for financial, physical plant and personnel supervision.

  • Marlo Mielke
  • Martha Hartman – Council Liaison
  • Kim Guenther, secretary
  • Sandy Hook
  • Chrissy Kahl
  • Amy Kellesvig, co-chair
  • Carol Klabough
  • Wes Parks, treasurer
  • Diana Rothamer, co-chair
  • Dustin Schuhmacher

Budget and Finance

Oversees the financial and budget aspects of the church, including preparation of the annual budget for congregation approval at the Annual Meeting.

  • Brian Frank -Council Liaison, Treasurer
  • Greg Kellesvig
  • Bob Schiefelbein
  • Richard Sutton

Care Team

  • Dale Boness
  • Dee Bryant
  • Betty Drape
  • Vern Drape
  • Katie Gordon
  • Rita Hefty
  • Sara Kittleson-Chair
  • Betty Martinson
  • Dani Sue Schroeder


Ongoing and new ways to reach out to members and the community to bring people into the congregation. It also seeks to enhance hospitality extended to all members and visitors. Inreach/outreach manages new members, visitation of shut-ins and nursing home residents, inactive members; transportation; special events such as Lenten meals and Church Picnic.

  • Vicky Rosenbaum-Council Liaison
  • Cathie Field
  • Margie Kahl-Chair
  • Bonny Kellogg
  • Jen Kooistra
  • Saundra Roth
  • Joan Stensby
  • Linda Stoener


  • Randy Nelson-Council Liaison
  • Sandra Cannon
  • John Puckett
  • Susan Kaletka – Secretary
  • Mary Jo Nelson
  • Jim Cook

Provides for the maintenance and improvement of all the real and personal property of the congregation. Provide the equipment and materials necessary to carry out the mission and ministry. Provide for the scheduled maintenance and replacement of property and equipment.

  • Mary Van Orsdel – Council Liaison
  • Kay Dangerfield
  • Brian Johnson
  • Paul Kellesvig
  • Craig Kittleson
  • Dennis Lokken
  • Willis Martinson
  • Randy Ziebarth

Social Action Ministry

Considers issues of a social nature. Service projects, health ministries, social issues; facilitates workshops and seminars; provides volunteers for service projects.

  • Deb Schneider-Council Liaison
  • Jen Kooistra
  • Adam Mertz-Chair
  • John Nielsen

Spiritual Growth & Fellowship

  • Carl Sieg-Council Liaison
  • Pastor John
  • Cathie Anderson
  • Kerstin Edwards-Chair
  • Martha Hartman
  • Jen Kooistra
  • Nancy Marty
  • Linda Schroeder
  • Amy Sinner


Seeks to help members realize their full potential as members of the Body of Christ by the use of each person’s Time, Talent and Treasure. This committee also manages the fall Stewardship Renewal Drive.

  • Peter Toniazzo-Council Liaison
  • Jim Cook
  • Shannon Hadac
  • Steve Hall
  • John Rosenbaum

Women of ELCA Executive Committee

  • Ann Baumgartner-Treasurer
  • Ellen Cook, Monica Circle
  • Rose Klir-Sewing Group & Faith Circle
  • Janet Nesheim, Rebecca Circle
  • Wendy Rasmussen, Sarah Circle
  • Saundra Roth-Guild
  • Linda Wahlgren-Sewing Group & Faith Circle


Worship and Music

Provide for inviting, inspirational worship; schedules the communion servers; oversees ushers, lay readers, choir members, special music, drama, bread bakers, nursery workers and altar guild.

  • Barb Underwood -Council Liaison
  • Jim Cook
  • Rose Klir
  • Jody Morey
  • Kris Muehlenkamp
  • Linda Wahlgren
  • Music Directors: Sarahelizabeth Baguhn, Diane Dangerfield, Mitch Doty, Sandy Glaeve

Youth & Family

Coordinates with the Youth Ministry Associate. Plans for the nurture of adults, youth and children in Christian life and faith. Ministries include confirmation, Sunday School, adult forum, family activity nights and summer camp programs.

  • Peter Toniazzo-Council Liaison
  • Jen Kooistra – Chair
  • Cheryl Mortvedt
  • Sarah Sieg
  • (still seeking 3-5th grade, 6-8th grade, and family representatives)

High School Planning Team:

  • Sarah Sieg
  • Carl Sieg
  • Kari Carden
  • Joyce Hanson
  • Dianne Hirsch
  • Peter Toniazzo
  • Barb Underwood
  • Steve Hall