Greetings in the name of Jesus the Christ. It is my privilege to serve as the Interim Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Delafield. This congregation is committed to following the example of Jesus, in serving their neighbors and being the hands and feet of Christ wherever there is need. Compassion and a strong sense of community make this congregation a great place to be and make it a great fit for my own sense of “call”.
I live in Waukesha with my wife Marion, and three of our seven children. Four daughters are grown and live in the Midwest. We are also blessed with two grandchildren (both 2 years old) and another on the way. Most recently I was the Director of Church Relations for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan where I was able to work in development (fundraising) supporting services like adoption, refugee resettlement, and support for individuals with disabilities as well as representing Lutheran Disaster Response. I’ve served congregations in Southeast Wisconsin and in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, which makes me a “Yooper”, but a proud resident of Wisconsin for over 11 years. I enjoy camping, skiing, kayaking, and spending time with my wife and family.
Together with the people of Christ the King Lutheran Church our work is to “know Christ and make him known”. I look forward to working together in ministry over the next months.
Pastor Jim Holmberg
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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