Staff

Pastors

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Bill Lehman

Senior
Pastor

Bill Lehman has been the Senior Pastor since 1999. He received a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary-St. Paul, MN and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He was ordained in 1988. Before FLC, he was the Senior Pastor, Solo Pastor and Associate Pastor in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Synods.

Bill enjoys Reading, walking, chess and…the Green Bay Packers.

Sara EhREts

Associate Pastor

Sara K. Peterson Ehrets has been the Associate Pastor since 2004. She received a Master of Divinity from Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA. Sara was ordained in 1995.Before FLC she was the Solo Pastor-St. Johns Heights in Jim Thorpe, PA.

Sara enjoys being with her son, spending time outdoors, reading, movies and watching the Packers.

 

John Shep

Visitation
Pastor

John Shep has been the Visitation Pastor for Homebound and Hospitalized since 2014. He received a Master of Divinity in 1973 from Bethany Lutheran Seminary, Mankato, Minnesota. Before FLC, John taught in the last one-room school in the state of Iowa – 1968. Served parishes in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Founder and Executive Director, Thoughts of Faith radio ministry into the Soviet Union, 1978-2000. Bishop, Ukrainian Lutheran Church, headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine 1992-2000.

John enjoys yard work, gardening, reading, classical and ethnic folk music, fishing, cooking, and long-suffering but devoted Bear fan.

 

Dick Halom

Visitation
Pastor

Dick Halom has been the Visitation Pastor for people in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Residences and the Greenspire Apts. since 2000. He received a Master of Divinity from Wartburg Seminary-Dubuque, IA. Befor FLC, he was the Solo Pastor and Associate Pastor in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, East Central Synod of Wisconsin and South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.

Dick enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with my Grandchildren and driving my vintage 1965 Plymouth Valiant.

 
 

Music

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Mary Nelson coordinates the music ministry at First Lutheran and directs the Alleluia Bell Choir and the FLC Vocal Choir. She has worked at FLC since 1988.

Mary enjoys playing handbells, playing percussion, gardening and cats.

Mary Nelson

Music
Director

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Mark Everson

Emeritus
Musician

 

 

 

Maria England is the primary musician for Contemporary Worship Service. She has worked for FLC since 2016.

Maria enjoys crocheting, reading, Karaoke, classic movies and baking.

 

Stewart McElroy is the primary musician for Traditional Worship Service. He has worked at FLC since 2016.

Stewart enjoys being an accountant at WI Dept of Natural Resources, performing music and attending concerts, music arranging, traveling, hiking, gardening and reading.

Stewart McElroy

Traditional
Musician
 

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Shuk-Ki (Suki) Wong is the pianist for Celebration Worship Service. She has worked at FLC since 2017.

Suki enjoys performing, teaching, traveling and cooking.

SHUK-KI WONG

Celebration
Pianist
 

 
 

Program

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Erlene Bishop Killeen works with small groups and outreach programs.
She has worked at FLC since 2013
Erlene enjoys reading, theater, music, photography, travel, trivia, scrapbooking and card making, cooking, and home decorating.

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Killeen

Outreach & Small Groups Coordinator

 

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Purcell

Program
Assistant

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Jane Freck creates the bulletin boards and displays around the church.
She has worked for FLC since 2014.
Jane enjoys dog walking, yoga, genealogy and supporting the Packers and the Badgers.

Jane
Freck

Display Coordinator
 

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Valerie Fisher is the asministraive assistant for Love Stoughton Area. She will also assist with the Offering Counters and some bookkeeping.
She has worked at FLC since 2017.
Valerie enjoys leading a Bible Study, gardening, walking with her dogs, reading and scrapbooking.

Valerie Fisher

Administrative Assistant
 

 

FLECC

Judie Lehman was instrumental in helping set up FLC as a site for 4K. She has remained as the administrator.

Children, music, Bible study, reading, hostessing, traveling and family are among her favorite things.

Judie
Lehman

Volunteer
Administrator

Heidi Fischer is the primary teacher for First Lutheran’s 4K program. I work in coordination with the Stoughton Public School System to develop strong learning and social skills in 4-year-old students, building a solid foundation for their future school years.
She has worked at FLC since 2010.
Heidi enjoys quilting, biking, baking, walking and camping.


Heidi
Fischer

4K Teacher
 

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Tina Grams assist the primary teacher for First Lutheran’s 4K program to develop strong learning and social skills in 4-year-olds.
She has worked at FLC since 2011.
Tine enjoys reading, walking, chess and…the Green Bay Packers

Tina Grams

Teacher's
Aid

 

Support Staff

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Diane Sparkman isthe administrator of the church office and building. It is her responsibility to ensure things run smoothly.
She has worked at FLC since 2011.
She enjoys art, gardening, reading, movies, and spending time with the family.


Diane
Sparkman

Office/Building Manager

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Carri Case is the Office Assistant. It is her job to answer phones, greet visitors, prepare bulletins, schedule volunteers, handle mailings, etc.
She has worked at FLC since 2015.
Carri enjoys hanging out with family and friends, camping, reading books and watching movies.


Carri
Case

Office
Assistant

Katie Ford is the Bookkeeper. She assist Counting Teams with the weekly offering, accounts Payable and deposits on CMS System, and the preparation of monthly payroll records, financial statements and spreadsheets
She has been with FLC since 2017.
Katie enjoys cooking, baking and hanging out with her family.

Katie
Ford

Bookkeeper
 

 

Jim Petrie cleans and maintains the church, paints and sets up for scheduled events. He makes repairs as needed.
He has been at FLC since 2015.
Jim enjoys his dogs, collector cars and reading.

Jim
Petrie

Maintenance/
Custodian

Odin Eherts is the Weekend Custodian. It is his duty to prepare church for worship services, snow shovel and set up for scheduled events.
He has worked at FLC since 2017.
Odin enjoys writing, playing video games, swimming, watching and performing dramas, i.e. musicals, being with people and making/playing music.

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EHRETS

Weekend
Custodian

Stuart Johnson cleans and maintains church, paints and sets up for scheduled events.
He has been at FLC since 2015.
Stuart enjoys camping, biking, hunting, fishing and playing the guitar.

 

Hannah Falch provides childcare for children up to four years old in the nursery during the Sunday services.
She has worked at FLC since 2013.
Hannah enjoys spending time with friends and family, going out for a cup of coffee, reading, camping, baking, being outdoors and watching movies.

Hannah Falch

Nursery
 

Emilee Purcell provides childcare for children up to four years old in the nursery during the Sunday services.
She has worked at FLC since 2014.
Emilee attends UW Whitewater for elementary education, enjoys working with children, crafts, reading and hanging out with friends and family.

Emilee Purcell

Nursery