Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
Pastor Gary began his interim ministry with Saint Andrew on November 1, 2018. He grew up in this area, graduating from Wausau High School in 1967 and has several immediate family in Wisconsin. He and his wife Kathleen, who is also an ordained ELCA pastor, reside in Leesville, SC. Pastor Gary is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary- Columbia, SC, and completed continuing education in the field of Interim Ministry. Please welcome Pastor Gary as he shares this important time with the congregation of Saint Andrew.
I am filled with joy when I think about the opportunity to serve the Church through the ministry of Word and Sacrament. I joined the Lutheran church at the age of 17. I had big questions, but people held on to me while I wrestled with my doubts and developed my faith. I came to learn that God’s love for all in the cross of Jesus Christ is entirely gift. It is a love that meets you and I exactly where we are, even and especially when we find ourselves in uncertainty, fear, and brokenness. This is the amazing news of the Gospel. May the peace of Christ be with us now and in the days to come!
I am grateful to be part of the ministry team at Saint Andrew. It is a great blessing to share your faith and life stories as I have been privileged to do as a pastor for over 30 years. I see that as an amazing grace. I am also an occasional on-call hospital chaplain in which it is humbling to share in God’s care and compassion.
Shelby coordinates the work of the congregation, volunteers and assists in supporting the church council, ministry groups, staff and the pastors. She also works directly with couples for wedding planning and families for funeral preparation.
Joy serves as the receptionist and congregational secretary. Her work is centered around developing and managing parish publications, coordination of worship participants and maintenance of church records.
Al truly coordinates all the musical offerings of the congregation including three choirs, special music, accompanists, usher teams and is the staff representative for the Worship Ministry. Al has over 50 years of experience as a church musician and values traditional worship with a contemporary style.
Sheldon maintains the financial giving records and assists members in setting up automated giving for the sake of supporting the mission of the congregation.
Shannon is responsible for the overall custodial care of the facility and takes great pride in providing a clean, organized and efficient facility for all church activities.
Leadership is provided by the Ministry Teams of Saint Andrew. Each ministry focuses on one aspect of our life together. One person from each of these ministry teams is appointed as a liaison to the Church Council. The Church council gives general oversight to the life and activities of the congregation, designates benevolent gifts to be shared locally and globally, and supports the work of the pastors and staff.
Ken Luer – President, Memorial Gift
Kerry Fehrman – Vice President, Personnel
Denise Skare – Secretary
Mike Howlett – Financial Secretary
Dayna Herold – Christian Education
Tammy Shilling – Fellowship
Lyn Weis – Finance/Stewardship
Chris Hagen – Property
Sandra Fisher – Social
Sheila Hagen – Worship
Lisa Werger – Youth