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ministry teams

NEW HEIGHTS STAFF

SERVE AND CARE PLANNING TEAM  

The Serve and Care Planning Team plans, coordinates, and supports the serve and care ministries so that mission partners have opportunities to use their gifts in mission and ministry.  Those opportunities address the social, economic, emotional, and spiritual needs of our church family and neighbors in our community, our region, our country, and our world.

Deacon Francine Rask

Deacon Francine Rask

Team Lead

Brad Delwiche

Brad Delwiche

Dianne Roelke

Dianne Roelke

Ginger Shomberg

Ginger Shomberg

Janean Hill

Janean Hill

Kristy Meyer

Kristy Meyer

Lynn Gates

Lynn Gates

Pam Gattenby

Pam Gattenby

Ruth Jacobson

Ruth Jacobson

PRAYER TEAM

The Prayer Team upholds the congregation, its ministries and the community in prayer.  They strive to educate, empower and inspire the congregation in their prayer lives.  They encourage and provide opportunities for all ages to continually spend time in prayer; whether asking for prayer, praying for and with others or building a personal relationship with God.

Ginger Shomberg

Ginger Shomberg

Team Lead

Lynn Gates

Lynn Gates

Kristy Meyer

Kristy Meyer

Annette Stone

Annette Stone

Deacon Francine Rask

Deacon Francine Rask

WELCOMING TEAM

The Welcoming Team’s role is to intentionally connect with our mission partners and guests. We practice God’s Welcome at New Heights. We believe each person coming through our doors has been invited by God and they should be received in a way that reflects this.

 Jamie Mawhinney

Jamie Mawhinney

Team Lead

Tricia Clason

Tricia Clason

Annette Stone

Annette Stone

Ginger Shomberg

Ginger Shomberg

Jen Keller

Jen Keller

Ellie Davis

Ellie Davis

hospitality team

The Hospitality Team plans and serves hospitality on Sunday mornings and for special events. They partner with the Welcoming Team to create an overall welcoming presence for our mission partners and guests.

Ellie Davis

Ellie Davis

Team Lead

Janean Hill

Janean Hill

Karine Disrud

Karine Disrud

Maren Wegner

Maren Wegner

Barbara Wahl

Barbara Wahl

YOUTH MINISTRY PLANNING TEAM

The Youth Ministry Planning Team helps to plan and implement a comprehensive approach to youth ministry.  This approach encourages youth in developing their relationship with God and the church community, challenges them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and the world, and provides opportunities for youth to grow in their faith and articulate what they believe.

Jake Weiland

Jake Weiland

Team Lead

Doug Drabenstadt

Doug Drabenstadt

Amy Hansen

Amy Hansen

Jackie Johnson-Kruse

Jackie Johnson-Kruse

Janet Balster

Janet Balster

operations teams

personnel team

The Personnel Team has accountability for defining and facilitating the personnel systems, processes and policies that assist the church in calling and retaining ministry staff and other personnel necessary to fulfill our mission  This includes the systems, process and policies that govern the recruitment, appointment, compensation, recognition, and termination of employees (staff) of New Heights Lutheran Church.

Michael Ecker

Michael Ecker

Team Lead

Annette Stone

Annette Stone

Janna Hansen

Janna Hansen

Terry Moyer

Terry Moyer

Andy Bartel

Andy Bartel

Vision Team Liaison

Faith Fehlen

Faith Fehlen

Staff Liaison

PROPERTY AND FACILITIES TEAM

The Property and Facilities Team is accountable to oversee the care, maintenance and updates to the properties owned by New Heights Lutheran Church.   They ensure the facilities and properties are well maintained, welcoming to our mission partners and guests, and ensure investments in the facilities are appropriately based on future plans to build a new facility and sell the existing facility.

Aaron Maes

Aaron Maes

Team Lead

Sally Sutcliffe

Sally Sutcliffe

Brett Stampfli

Brett Stampfli

Kellie Engen

Kellie Engen

Vicki Beres

Vicki Beres

Vision Team Liaison

Faith Fehlen

Faith Fehlen

Staff Liaison

FINANCE TEAM

The Finance Team operates on behalf of New Heights Lutheran Church providing effective and accountable financial management of New Heights’ financial matters.  They are responsible for carrying out the church’s mission and vision related to finance, encouraging a mission-driven church where finances are not a constraint, where we partner with other teams and staff to achieve our vision, and where good stewardship guides the use of the congregation’s resources.

Bob Butler

Bob Butler

Team Lead

Wade Hanna

Wade Hanna

Teresa Drabenstadt

Teresa Drabenstadt

Vision Team Liaison

Pastor Rob Nelson

Pastor Rob Nelson

Staff Liaison

TECHNOLOGY TEAM

The Technology Team develops, implements and maintains a plan,near and long term,to address the technology needs of the congregation in support of our mission to Love God, Love Neighbor, and Grow Disciples.

Kyle Schaefer

Kyle Schaefer

Team lead

Michael Roesch

Michael Roesch

Tony Frey

Tony Frey

Vision Team Liaison

Jake Weiland

Jake Weiland

Staff Liaison