PASTOR KAREN PAHL
 

I am blessed to be a child of God, daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother of an almost 12 year old daughter and faithful pastor for the last 11 years. I am excited to serve this congregation and bring the gifts of getting to know people, building community, proclaiming God’s Word, and sharing my faith in Jesus that relates to our daily lives.

I am always available to sit down and talk over coffee, tea, a Diet Coke (since I grew up in Atlanta), lunch or dinner.  It’s great to get to know you and your family or touch base over questions you have regarding faith and life.
 
Favorite Scripture
Romans 15:13
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
INTERN JOHN ANDERSON
PASTORAL INTERN
My name is John Anderson and I am Seminarian at Luther Seminary! I have served at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church Ministering to youth and leading Worship. Prior to working at St. Mary’s I was a music educator in the Kenosha Unified. I believe we have a God who is for us and ahead of us.  A God who calls us to face that which we fear the most and embrace it, fearing it no longer.  A God who tells us that we are no longer bound to the things of this world.  We have been set free and we no longer have to let those things rule are lives.  A God that is reminding us through humanity and creation that we are loved and that NOTHING can separate us from that love!
 
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CHERYL CIECZKA
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
I love working at LCR because it is like home to me, like a family.  LCR is a community of love, support and encouragement which strengthens my ability to serve the church.
 
Favorite Scripture
Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
HEATHER KESZLER
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
 
I have been blessed to be a member of this congregation for over 30 years. Not only did I grow up in this church, but my daughter has as well. I love the opportunity to be creative, which is why I love doing the communication here at LCR!
 
Favorite Scripture
Psalm 46:10
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
MARC HENKEL
LEAD CUSTODIAN
 
I love working for the church because it gives me the opportunity and privilege to serve God and my church family.
 
Favorite Scripture
1 Corinthians 13:13
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
DORI ROSSMANN
YOUTH DIRECTOR
 
I have a profound respect for our young people. I am always amazed by what they can accomplish and by what emotionally connects them to each other, their community and their world and their faith.  I have always loved going on mission trips to different parts of the country and watching our youth attack a project or witness to someone or just be silent and listen. I’m quite sure that I have developed my own faith by watching our children build theirs.
 
Favorite Scripture
Ephesians 2:8

“For it is by grace you have been saved through faith. and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

JIM SODKE
DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONAL WORSHIP
LYNETTE JACOBSON
DIRECTOR OF CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
JACK SENZIG
CHOIR DIRECTOR