Pastor Gerald Goodirch, Bridge Pastor
I served full time for 40 years in pastoral ministry, the last 14 years as chaplain at Shorehaven.  Following that, I served as an interim pastor in three different congregations, including Christ the King in 2009, though by today’s terminology, I would have been a Bridge Pastor then.  The Synod website states: “Bridge pastors offer short-term pastoral support until an interim or called pastor begins.”  I welcome the opportunity to serve as Bridge Pastor at CTK and appreciate your prayers of support.

Jill Vento, Office Coordinator

Jill Vento has lived in the Lake Country area her entire life. She graduated from Arrowhead High School and furthered her education in marketing at WCTC and Carroll University. She has been married to her husband Craig for 24 years; they have two children, Jack age 19, and Sam, age 16.  Jill worked at Midwest Airlines for sixteen years, followed by Wheaten Franciscan Healthcare for six years before joining Christ the King.  Jill does not have spare time 😊

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Mark Gould, Music Ministry Coordinator

Mark brings his musical talent and evident faith to our Sunday Worship and special services. Mark serves as our organist and as director of both youth and adult choirs, including vocal and hand bells. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal music from Luther College and a Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg, graduating with academic honors. He previously served as Voice Instructor at Carroll University. We are continually blessed by his leadership of music and his ability to engage the faith of the members of our congregation.

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Michelle Scherer, Media and Communications Coordinator

Michelle brings to CTK a background in digital graphics, marketing, and communications. Michelle’s focus at CTK is on developing and supporting activities related to communications within the congregation and surrounding communities.

Michelle has two grown boys, Ryan – age 28 (wife, Samantha) and Kyle – age 21 (going on 45). In her free time, she enjoys serving others, hiking, biking, kayaking, reading, capturing nature/wildlife photos and painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil).

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Sylvia Kreutzmann, Care Ministry 

Sylvia is the mother of three sons and grandmother of seven beautiful children. She has a little silky terrier Bandit, who is the “boss” at home. She is a retired registered nurse. She organized the Care Ministry program about 6 years ago at CTK and visits the homebound and hospitalized to offer conversation, prayers and communion. She also assists with funerals. Each year she helps organize two senior luncheons. She attends the prayer shawl group and helps deliver them. She is a member of the outreach and membership committees.

Juanita Newman, Administrative Assistant 

Juanita has been a member of CTK since 1962 and has been very active in multiple church activities since 1986. She is a graduate of Carroll University and holds masters degree in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champagne.  In 1986 Al and Juanita Newman joined the CTK staff as an administrative assistants. Today, Juanita plays many roles at CTK, she schedules greeters, acolyte teams and communion assistants. In addition, Juanita plays an important role with our youth and has been a generous contributor to our scholarship program.

Joel Gerth, Custodian

Joel joined the CTK Staff in August 2017. As a former CTK Council member, Joel has graciously accepted the necessary responsibility of maintaining a clean and orderly environment of both the inside and outside of our 25,000 sq ft facility. Joel and his wife, Nancy are members and close neighbors of Christ the King!

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