I attended a Lutheran school through the eighth grade, then public high school. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from UW-Madison and studied nursing at UW-Oshkosh, though I did not test for my license. In between college and seminary, I worked as an addiction counselor. I was ordained in 1994 as a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary. I have been in the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin since 1995, serving First Lutheran in Eau Claire for five years and then Colfax Lutheran Rural Parish for four. In 2004, I began interim ministry and have specialized in that for the past 13 years.
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 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 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, 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.