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St. Peter's UCC staff

Interim Pastor - Rev. Frederick Trost
Licensed Lay Pastor - Dan Krueger
Lay Academy Student - Mike Mathes
Christian Ed coordinators - Joan Woelfel, Amanda Rabe, Tracy Niemuth
Director of Music Ministry - MariJane Weir
Office Secretary - Sandy Henschel
Consistory President - Daniel Carlson
Financial Secretary - Marsha Meyer
Church Treasurer - Joshua Schmitt
Benevolent Treasurer - Warren Krutzik
Custodian - Bridget Engel
Audio Visual Technician - Jon Weir
Building and Grounds - David Stoelting

Pastoral Leadership

REV. FREDERICK TROST, Interim pastor
Frederick Trost has been serving as our Interim Minister at St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel since July 2015. For twenty years, until his retirement, he was President/Minister of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ.  Prior to that, he served for seventeen years as Senior Pastor of St. Pauls, UCC in Chicago.  A graduate of the University of Michigan and Yale Divinity School, he  studied theology at Heidelberg University in Germany, while serving as an Assistant Pastor in the United Protestant Church in Baden.  Pastor Trost has been active in ministries which attempt to bring the Church’s words and its deeds together. As Conference Minister, he helped design and implement the UCC’s ecumenical partnership (Kirchengemeinschaft) with the Evangelical Church of the Union in Germany, as well as partnerships with the United Reformed Church in the UK, the Church in Honduras, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico.  He and his wife, Louise, are the parents of five children.

DAN KRUEGER, Licensed lay pastor
Dan has served as the Licensed Lay Pastor at St Peter’s UCC since 2011. Dan’s call to ministry was spirited and encouraged as  a 4 Year WI Conference UCC Lay Academy student. During his time of assisting Church leadership, confirmation instruction and advisor to many of the churches ministry teams, a call to enroll in Seminary for eventual ordination became not just a thought, but an action. Currently midway through the Masters of Divinity curriculum at Chicago Theological Seminary, Dan enjoys time with his wife Brenda, 4 daughters and recently his first grandson. Dan has also served the wider church as Vice Moderator and Moderator of the NEAUCC.


MIKE MATHES, Lay Academy student
Mike Mathes is completing the fourth year of his spiritual journey as a student in the Wisconsin Conference UCC Lay Academy. Throughout his tenure as a student, he has engaged actively in servant leadership as an assistant in the pastoral and teaching ministries of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, helping to share God’s word with fellow disciples of all ages. Baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s UCC, he has been a member of the congregation his entire adult life.  As a lay person in the wider Kiel area community, he serves as the publisher and President of Delta Publications, Inc. the local newspaper publishing company. Mike and his wife, Ann, have two daughters.

 

St. Peter's UCC consistory

Elders
Daniel Carlson (President), Mike Lorbecki (Vice President)
Coreen Bitter, Paula DeSmidt, Ken Heberlein, Connie Meiselwitz

Deacons
Deborah Morgan, Claire Reichart, Ken Odekirk
Michael Schnell, Susan Snell (Secretary), Tammie Vollrath-Boll