Pastoral & Office Staff

Jeremy Husby - Pastor

Jeremy Husby

Education

  • B.A., Martin Luther College (2004)
  • M.Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (2008)

Experience

  • Vicar at Peace, Sun Prairie, WI (2006-07)
  • Called to serve Peace, May 2008

Responsibilities

  • Worship
  • Child Discipleship

Aaron Steinbrenner - Pastor

Aaron Steinbrenner

Education

  • B.A., Northwestern College (1993)
  • M. Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (1997)

Experience

  • Served as a Vicar at St. Paul Lutheran, Tomah, WI (1995-’96)
  • Served at Redeemer Lutheran, Edna, TX (1997-2003)
  • Service at Peace since 2003

Personal

  • Pastor Steinbrenner is married to Shelly and they have six children (five boys and one girl)

Responsibilities

  • Administration
  • Board of Outreach
  • Board of Elders
  • Pastor Steinbrenner also currently serves as the circuit pastor for the Hartford Circuit of the Kettle Moraine Conference.

Paul Waldschmidt - Pastor

Paul Waldschmidt

  • Pastor
  • phone here…
  • pwaldschmidt@peacehartford.org

Education

  • B.A., Northwestern College (1994)
  • M.Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (1999)

Experience

  • Served as Vicar at Trinity Lutheran Church, Caledonia, Wisconsin (1996-97)
  • Served as an Instructor at Manitowoc Lutheran High School (1997-98)
  • Served St. Mark Lutheran Church, Normal, Illinois (1999-2012)
  • Called to serve Peace, October 2012

Personal

  • Pastor Waldschmidt is married to Beth. They have been blessed with two children.

Responsibilities

  • Adult Discipleship
  • Youth and Family

Robert Pasbrig - Pastor

Robert Pasbrig

Education

  • B.A., Northwestern College (1968)
  • M. Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (1974)

Experience

  • Served as Vicar, St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Fort Atkinson, WI  (1972-73)
  • Served at St. James Ev. Lutheran Church, Evanston, Il  (1974-75)
  • Served at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Crete, Il  (1975-1999)
  • Service at Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries, Oconomowoc, WI (1999 – present)
  • Service as Secretary, Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod, Waukesha, WI (2005 – present)
  • Service at Peace since 2017

Personal

  • Married to Lynn, 7 children, 10 grandchildren

Responsibilities

  • Ministry to those confined at home, residing in care facilities and those hospitalized

Jenna Heinz - Church Bookkeeper

Jenna Heinz

  • Church Bookkeeper
  • jheinz@peacehartford.org

Education

  • Double Bachelor degrees majoring in Business and Accounting.

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2006
  •  In her free time Jenna enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Krista Howard - Church Secretary

Krista Howard

  • Church Secretary
  • 262-673-5610
  • khoward@peacehartford.org

Interests & Hobbies

  • Krista and her husband Rob are parents to two children, one boy, and one girl.  She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
  • Krista has been a Peace member since 2012

Office Hours

  • During School year
    • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am — 3:00 pm
  • Summer
    • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Leadership

Church Officers

Rodney Schulz

  • Congregation Chairman
  • 262-297-2551
  • rschulz@peacehartford.org

Personal

  • Baseball and sports memorabilia
  • Member of Peace since 1993

Todd Scott

  • Congregation Vice Chairman
  • 262-617-0183
  • toddscott65@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 1997
  • Hobbies include outdoors & sports

Steve Randazzo

  • Financial Secretary
  • 262-224-7832
  • srandazzo@peacehartford.org

Personal

  • Member of Peace for approximately 20 years
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church:  Board of Education, Church Council, Vice-President KMLHS Federation, plus various other official positions.
  • Employer:  PolyFirst Packaging
    • Job title:  Chief Operating Officer
  • Family:  Married to Marlene for 28 years (PLC first grade teacher), with four adult children who attended PLS and KMLHS
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Reading science fiction books, going to the movies, visiting my kids (all moved out), traveling (we’re road warriors), and computers / technology.

Herbie Leong

  • Congregation Secretary
  • 414-305-9536
  • herbie.leong@kohls.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2006
  • Previous positions held at Peace
    • Board of Child Discipleship
  • Employer:  Kohls Department Store
  • Job title / area of responsibility:  Assistant Manager of Risk Management Operations
  • Family:   Married with three children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies:  Hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family

Russel Blevins

  • Congregation Treasurer
  • 414-688-5364
  • russblevins.rb@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace 5 years
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church:  Treasurer for 1 term.
  • Employer:  Wells Fargo
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Financial Auditor, 2006-present.
  • Family:  Married for 16 years, with one son.
  • Interests and/or Hobbies:  Likes to spend time with my family and friends enjoying the outdoors.

Adult Discipleship

The Board of Adult Discipleship coordinates the following areas of ministry at Peace:

  • Adult Spiritual Growth
  • Bible Study
  • Encouraging financial stewardship
  • Training members for ministry
  • Coordination of volunteers
  • Church library
  • Member fellowship

Tom Luecke

  • Chairman
  • 262-670-2272
  • tom.luecke@wels.net

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2001
  • Previous positions held at Peace Lutheran and/or another church: Church Secretary for 6 years; Board of Elders Chairman for 5 years
  • Employer: WELS
  • Job title: Lead Developer
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Woodworking, occasionally playing a round of golf, and following Wisconsin sports (Badgers, Packers, Brewers, Bucks).

John Priesgen

  • Member
  • 262-673-5593
  • johnpriesgen@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member at Peace since 1961
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Usher
  • Employer: WE Energies
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Troubleshooter.
  • Family: Single with one son
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, hiking, gardening, reading, Bible studies, and yardwork

Todd Wiedoff

  • Member
  • 262-670-0314
  • trwied@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2000
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Board of Stewardship and Usher
  • Employer: WE Energies
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Customer Service Technician.  Design electric and gas infrastructure for construction
  • Family: Married with five children
  • Interests:   my family, history, hunting, fishing, reading, documentary television, muscle cars
  • Hobbies: deer hunting

Child Discipleship

The Board of Child Discipleship coordinates the following areas of ministry at Peace:

  • Peace Lutheran School (preschool through 8th grade)
  • Facility maintenance and expansion
  • Maintaining staff of quality Christian educators
  • Oversight of curriculum
  • School operational policy
  • Promotion of the school within the congregation and community
  • Promote use of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School

Sol Leitzke

  • Chairman
  • 920-342-0332
  • sol@pivotpins.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2015
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Board of Outreach (1 yr) and Board of Child Discipleship (2 yrs, One as Chairman) at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford.  I also served on a Feasibility Committee for 1 yr while at Bethany.
  • Employer: Pivot Point Inc.
  • Job title: Owner / Operations Management
  • Family: Married to Liz with four children ages 4, 6, 8 and 10
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Boating, camping, hunting, fishing, biking and spending time with my family.

Josh Bender

  • Member
  • 414-238-7788
  • josh.bender@directsupply.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2007
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church:  Board of Elders, Board of Child Discipleship
  • Employer: Direct Supply
  • Job title: National Accounts Program Analyst
  • Family: Married to Sarah with two children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Spending time with family, sports, hunting and fishing

Dan Duthie

  • Member
  • 920-980-6138
  • danandkatieacres@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2015
  • Previous positions held at Peace Lutheran and/or another church: Assistant Treasurer of Zion Lutheran
    Church Town of Theresa from 2002-2008
  • Employer:  BMO Harris Bank
  • Job title / area of responsibility:  Relationship Manager in Ag lending
  • Family:  Married for 6 years with 2 children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies:  Soccer and farming

Ben Klink

  • Member
  • 414-403-1701
  • dirk_steele@hotmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2010
  • Previous positions held at Peace Lutheran and/or another church: Coached 5th/6th boys’ basketball and headed up set building for Peace Panthers Production plays last two years. Was on Board of Elders for three years at our last church
  • Employer: Self employed
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Farmer
  • Family: Married with four children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Camping in the summer and snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter

Jason Senfleben

  • Member
  • 414-587-5294
  • jason.senfleben@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2013
  • Employer: Rite-Hite Corporation.
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Electrical Engineering Project Manager / Lead team tasked with product development and production support.  Current role includes responsibilities such as budgeting, managing, and problem solving
  • Family: Married to Beth with four children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Like most, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  Interests and hobbies include playing and watching sports and playing guitar.

Elders

The Board of Elders coordinates the following areas of ministry at Peace:

  • Ensure that the congregation remains true to the word of God in all that it does.
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of the worship services so that they edifying and God-pleasing.
  • Bring the Law and Gospel to the strayed and straying.
  • Ensure that the spiritual and personal needs of called workers are appropriately met.
  • Develop and oversee a ministry by and for seniors within the congregation and community.
  • Oversee all active groups not under any other board.

Ryan O’Keefe

  • Chairman
  • 262-357-4055
  • tensai34@yahoo.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2004
  • Previous positions held at Peace Lutheran and/or another church: Board of Child Discipleship (2 consecutive 3-year terms), member of the PLS Building Committee
  • Employer: UPS
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Sales Manager – mid-level manager with responsibilities for 7 operating centers in Wisconsin and Michigan. I have an outside and an inside sales team that report to me that are directly responsible for our sales in these operating centers.
  • Married with 4 Children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Interests are mainly with activities with my kids including golf, basketball, soccer and baseball. I enjoy all outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hunting, kayak and paddle boarding as well as many other activities on the lake. I am an avid reader and enjoy technology.

Stan Cole

  • Member
  • 253-394-2955
  • scole3549@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2016
  • Previous positions held at other congregations: Principal of congregation schools, teacher; coach at schools, advisor at School Boards and Church Council, Elder, Trustee
  • Employer:  Retired WELS teacher (served in both grade school and high school)
  • Married: with 2 children and 10 grandchildren
  • Interests:  Traveling, Yard work, Grilling out, Assembling puzzles, Entertaining grandchildren

Steve Held

  • Member
  • 920-960-6458
  • 1272held@att.net

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2012
  • Previous positions held at Peace Lutheran and/or another church: While a member at Faith in Sussex I held an Elder position.
  • Employer: Gordon Food Service
  • Job title:  Customer Development Specialist for Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Winnebago counties.
  • Married with 3 adult children (all married)
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: My wife Kay and I enjoy spending many hours at our cottage near Wautoma, Wisconsin and being with our grandchildren as much as possible.

Len Punke

  • Member
  • 262-397-8249
  • bea.punke@aol.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2009
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: DC4K-Divorce Care for Children Assistant
  • Employer: Glenroy, Inc
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Slitter-cut flexible packaging to require size
  • Family: Married with three children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Hiking, canoeing, camping

Leon Schmidt

  • Member
  • 262-224-4114
  • leonschmidt581@hotmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 1967
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Board of Elders, Friday Night Walk-Through, and
    Coach
  • Employer: Schulz Construction Services
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Carpenter
  • Family: Married to Connie with two children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Playing sports, spending time with my family, and hanging out with my
    congregation

Gary Zastrow

  • Member
  • 920-387-4551
  • cowsurenew2@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2011
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Member of the Advisory Needs Committee; Held
    numerous offices at Zum Kripplein Christi, including school board, financial secretary, treasurer, and
    others.
  • Employer: Self-employed: Farmer and insurance salesman and on the board for Theresa Mutual.
  • Family: Married to Karen, five adult children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Work—that’s all I have time for, and it is also what I enjoy.

Outreach

The Board of Outreach coordinates the following areas of ministry at Peace:

  • Evangelism committee
  • Worship greeters
  • Visitor followup
  • New member assimilation
  • New resident visits
  • Community publicity
  • Outreach event planning
  • Support of WELS Home and World mission

Richard Ash

  • Chairman
  • 262-457-3000
  • richardash46@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2013
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: church council, usher, adult discipleship
  • Employer: Retired WELS teacher
  • Job title: teacher/ professor of life sciences
  • Family: Married with six children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, gardening

Jonathan Agenten

  • Member
  • 262-573-1588
  • jagenten@yahoo.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since ????

Ryan Woody

  • Member
  • 414-526-1485
  • amberjwoody@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2014
  • Employer:  Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (law firm) Hartford, WI
  • Job title:   Partner/Attorney
  • Married with five children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies:  We enjoy music, camping and hiking.

Property

The Board of Properties coordinates the following areas of ministry at Peace:

  • Maintenance committee
  • Contract administration
  • Facility maintenance staff
  • Facility use policies and procedures
  • Campus projects

Kyle Liesener

Personal

  • Peace Member since 1995
  • Employer: DMT Workholding
  • Job Title: Design Engineer
  • Family: Married to Wynter
  • Interest and Hobbies: Spending time with family, Camping, Riding Dirt Bikes, and Riding Mountain Bikes

Jack Arfstrom

  • Member
  • 920-474-7372
  • jkarfstrom@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 1994
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Chairman Board of Properties, Member Board of
    Properties, Leader, Board of Youth & Family, Leader Youth Group, member Stewardship Committee
  • Employer: Retired from John Deere
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Engineering Manager
  • Family: Married to Karen with three children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Boating, hunting, fishing, wood working

Jim Paine

  • Member
  • 262-673-7006
  • jwpainewi@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2005
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Interior Design Committee New Addition, Church Properties (3yrs)
  • Employer: Zenith Tech, Inc
  • Job title: Office Clerk / Supplies
  • Family: Married to Wendy with two children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Family and outdoor sports

Youth & Family

The Board of Youth and Family Ministry coordinates the following areas of ministry at Peace:

  • Teens Of Peace (TOPS)
  • Sunday School
  • Family Ministry
  • Mom’s Group
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Lutheran Pioneers
  • College Ministry
  • Cradle roll/Faith Stepping Stones
  • Camp Phillip
  • DivorceCare/DivorceCare for Kids

James Wierzbicki

  • Chairman
  • 262-224-7382
  • jrwierz@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2007
  • Previous positions: St. Paul Slinger Church Council Chairman, Board of Elders Chairman, Buildings Grounds
  • Employer: Temperature Systems, Inc.
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Refrigeration Manager
  • Family: Married with two adult children
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Golf, Kayaking

Paul Boxrud

  • Member
  • 262-670-9176
  • boxrudp@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2006
  • Previous positions held at Peace or another Church: Member of the Building Together in Christ Committee, Board of Youth and Family (3yr)
  • Employer: Olis Inc. (Athens, GA)
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Product Manager/Configure Scientific Instrumentation
  • Family: Married to Diane with 2 children (ages 10 and 11).
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Spending time with my kids, camping, skiing, Packers and Brewers

Eric Wichman

  • Member
  • 920-312-0404
  • ewiechman12@gmail.com

Personal

  • Member of Peace since 2016
  • Employer: Direct Supply
  • Job title / area of responsibility: Senior Sourcing Associate (Supply Chain)
  • Married with one child
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Sporting Clays, Traveling, Attending sporting events