Leadership Team at St. Paul Lutheran

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Church Board of Directors:
•Barry Kerkeart - President
Jim Stout- Vice President
•Katie Weise - Financial Secretary
•Doug Stotz - Treasurer
Paula Domena - Secretary


Board of Elders:
 Verdeen Colbeck
 Neal Jennings
 Rodger Smidt
 John Draper
 Brian Uilk
 Mike Wiese
 Mike Moeller
 Tom Bobendrier
 Jim Nelson

St. Paul Lutheran Preschool Staff

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The congregation has operated a Preschool since 1989. We are blessed by a dedicated teacher, Shelly Tuinstra, and teacher aid Rose Sorensen. DCE Mariah Thiessen also aids in the classroom. We are thankful for an exceptional Preschool Board that oversees its operation, DCE Mariah who provides “Jesus Time” and church members who generously support this outreach ministry to children in our community.

Many students who attended St. Paul Preschool at its very beginning are now sending their children to our preschool. What a testimony, from its beginning until now, to the excellence of the education and the Christ-centered teaching provided by our teacher, aids, and staff at St. Paul Preschool.

 
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Rev. Christopher Amen, Pastor

Email: pastorcamen (at) gmail (dot) com

Pastor Amen moved to Pipestone to serve at St. Paul in November 2020. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Theological Languages and Youth Ministry in 2006. During those years he served his summers working as Counselor and Program Staff at Camp CILCA in central IL and Camp Luther in north Wisconsin. He then attended Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN receiving a Master of Divinity in 2010. During seminary he served a summer vicarage in Huron, SD and full-year vicarage in Shorewood, WI along with the campus ministry at UW-Milwaukee. He has served congregations in Carson City, NV and Arlington, WI before coming to Pipestone. Over the years mission trips and services have been a passion, serving and leading teams after hurricanes, fires, and flooding in the US, in addition to mission trips and travels to Peru and China.

Pastor Amen and his wife, Becky, met while serving on staff at Camp Luther (WI). Becky attended Concordia University Ann Arbor, MI receiving a degree in English and Lutheran Education as a licensed teacher. They are blessed with 5 children: Zachary, Matthias, Lydia, Laura, and Malachi who are homeschooled with a classical Lutheran education model. The family enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, sports, and traveling to historical sites.

Pastor is an avid sports fan from the various places he has lived and where family is from, including the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Dallas Stars while supporting now the Pipestone Arrows.

To make an appointment or visit please call the church office or schedule online here.