Pastor: Melinda Feller

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Ordained in 1991, Pastor Melinda has served rural, small town, and city churches in the Wisconsin Conference.  Her ministry began at St. John’s UCC, Schwarzwald in July 2014. Besides a love of preaching, teaching, and children’s ministry; she loves gardening, reading, cooking, and entertaining.  Her favorite bible verse which frames her life is Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”


Church Secretary: Vicki Wagner

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Vicki is a lifelong member of the church and the church secretary for the past eight years.  She enjoys her gardens, loves flamingos and loves spending time with her husband, Dave and children, Aaron and Emily.

Church Treasurer: Lynn Busse

Lynn has been in accounting for her entire career.  She became the church treasurer in 2011.  Outside of church she works at Quality State Oil as the Credit Manager.  Lynn and her husband Randy enjoy time away at the cabin.  The best part of life are their children and grandchildren.

Head Organist/Chime Choir Director: Helen Schmitz

Helen has been a life long member and an organist since 1961. She enjoys being a director for chimes since it started in 2007 which involves working with children in grades 3 - 8. Helen and her husband, David, enjoy camping, traveling and spending time with their children and four grandchildren.

Organist/Bell Choir Director: Joan Bender

Joan has been an organist/pianist since 1988. In addition to playing for church services, she is also an accompanist for the Sunday School and directs the Hand Bell Choir. Joan has been a member of St John’s since 1985.  Outside of church, she keeps busy while working at CGI and working on Project Linus activities.  Joan, along with her husband Randy, enjoy traveling and spending time with the family, including the grandchildren!

Organist: Janet Wesener

Janet has been a member of St John's since 1969. She is one of the organists and also plays in the Hand Bell Choir.  She attended Green Bay Technical College, enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. Her nursing career brought her back to Sheboygan and she was employed at Memorial Hospital in Surgery as a LPN/surgical technician for over 35 years.  Now that she is retired, she enjoys gardening -especially flowers, quilting, hiking and camping.  Her and her husband, Karl, have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, so they are busy going to a lot of school events and sport activities.

Chime Choir Director: Judy Westermeyer

Judy joined St. John's in l966 when she married Frederick.  She has taught  Sunday School and sang in the church choir for many years, belongs to the Hand Bell Choir, is a member of the Women's Guild and is co-director of the Children's Chimes Choir.  A quote from Judy:  "St. John's church family was very supportive when we lost our daughter, Ann".  They have two sons, five grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and one great step grandchild.  They enjoy going to car shows, getting together with their friends and attending their grandchildren's sporting events.

Custodian: Jenny Rietbrock

This past summer, we welcomed Jenny Rietbrock as our new custodian.  Jenny is married to Ben and they have five children.  Welcome Jenny!