Meet the Staff..

Pastor Sarah Kerkes

accepted a call to serve Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in 2008. A native of Minnesota and a graduate of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pastor Sarah served numerous congregations in Iowa before moving north. She is married to Chris and has three teenage children; Elizabeth, Peter, and Timmy. In addition there are two cats, one dog, numerous fish, and six chickens plus a large vegetable garden on her urban homestead. When she isn’t working, Pastor Sarah enjoys knitting, sewing, reading, yoga, and tending to the flowerbeds. Pastor Sarah leads worship, writes and leads Bible Studies and Confirmation Class. She presides at baptisms, weddings, and funerals. Pastor Sarah is available for basic counseling (and has an extensive referral list). In addition Pastor Sarah serves on numerous community boards, including the superior Area Ministerium, CASDA CCR, and the Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers.

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Johanna Holonen plays the piano for worship and accompanies the choir. She is married to Josh and together, they are remodeling the house they recently purchased in Poplar. Johanna made sure the new house had room for both the grand piano and a dining table.
Cedric Johnson is the custodian. He cares for the church building and grounds. Cedric sets up for special events and the groups that use the building. He always goes above and beyond to make sure the facilities are spotless and that everyone coming through the door feels welcome. He enjoys spending time at the cabin on Amnicon Lake. Cedric is married to Jeanie and has two grown sons and two corgis.