Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1300 Mainsfield Strett
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Staff & Leaders

Kurt Jacobson

Kurt Jacobson is a pastor of the ELCA and served Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire for 28 years. He retired in July 2016.
Kurt holds a BA in Business/Hospital Administration and Organizational Communications from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and a Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He has a certificate in Intentional Interim Ministry from the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors and served as Interim Pastor of First Lutheran Church, Barron in the past year.
He is the author of “Welcoming Grace: Words of Love for All” and enjoys international travel, skiing, fishing, gardening, and good conversation over craft beer or fine wines and tasty food.
Last December Kurt founded Mustard Seed Consulting and works with churches seeking evidence based leadership for effective and meaningful change.
He lives near Cumberland, WI. You may contact him at kurtjacobson131@gmail.com

Ellen Fransway

Ellen Fransway, Our Saviour’s Administrative Assistant is the first voice you hear when you call and the first face you see when you stop by the church office. She has significant experience managing an office environment, having been a Clinic Administrator for many years in the health care field. Ellen comes to this position as a long-time member of Our Saviour’s and brings a depth of our history to every friendly encounter.

Shannon Fleischfresser

Shannon Fleischfresser graduated from Trinity Lutheran College (formerly LBI-Seattle) in 2012 with a B.A. in Children, Youth & Family Studies. Shannon is a lifelong Lutheran and has always enjoyed connecting with people through the generations. She brings with her: passion for exploring the world and seeing all the ways God is present and moving around us; gifts of planning, teaching, and relating to others; and excitement for outdoor ministry, mission & accompaniment, and media & technology. But her favorite part of ministry? Prayer stations and candle time!

Toni Eckardt

Toni has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Eau Claire (UWEC) , a comprehensive major elementary/special education. She has taught preschool for 32 years (the first 16 at Luther Hospital Child Care center and the last 16 at Our Saviour’s ) She retired in 2008. In 2009 she started her present part time work. Toni has been a Lutheran all of her life and has always had a passion for child development for as long as she can remember.

Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson, Worship and Music Coordinator, works closely with the pastor to plan weekly worship and worship services during the Church’s significant holidays. Jared’s technology skills allow OSLC to maintain and up-to-date presence in the ever changing realm of technology.