our staff

Art Hill, Senior Pastor

Your higher education?
Masters of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Favorite verse?
1 John 3:1 – How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!

Happiness is...
Camping on a cool, fall night, with a good, warm fire and an even warmer sleeping bag.

Personal purpose statement?
To make full use of the gifts given to me by God in connecting others to His love in Jesus.

What do you recommend?
Quick, honest repentance.


Mark Dahn, Family Ministry and Outreach Pastor

About your family?
I married Julie late last millenium. We started having kids every other year (2002 Kayla, 2004 Nate, 2006 Karissa). 2008 broke our streak…and that was OK.

Favorite sport?
Is it football season yet?

Something people would not naturally know about you?
I’m an introvert – a relatively loud, public-speaking, enthusiastic, find-myself-being-a-fool-in-front-of-large-crowds introvert …but an introvert nonetheless.

What makes you laugh?
A lot of the music I used to listen to in the ‘80s.

Your passion?
Seeing all of my family, friends, children …and their family, friends, and children in heaven someday. That will rock.


Karl Winkler, Director of Christian Education (DCE)

Favorite hero?
My father. He is a great man of faith that continues to shape me.

Favorite place?
My home

What is your favorite word? Why?
Yahtzee…I always say it when something good happens.

Who would you most like to meet?
Charles Darwin, C.S. Lewis, Billy Graham

When are you most aware of God's presence in your life?
When I am singing worship songs, hanging out with family, or hiking outdoors.


Aimee Schutz, Early Childhood Ministry (ECM) Director

About your family?
My wonderful husband Michael, my two sweet girls Micah and Taryn, our blind little beagle Buckley, our seven-toed, Mickey mouse imprinted cat Samson, and our stinky ferret Bruno.

Dream vacation?
Germany – I want to walk where Luther walked.

Favorite outdoor activity?
Going for walks with my family.

Personal purpose statement?
I want everyone to see Jesus in me every day.

What energizes you?
Playing with two-year-olds.


Laura Kuegele, Director of Children and Family Ministries

Are you a morning or night person?
Absolutely a neither really. I like to sleep in and I can't stay up long either. 

Favorite childhood book?
The Ugly Duckling. Great story about beauty being in the heart. 

Favorite outdoor activity?
I love to camp and hike. Yosemite has to be one of my favorite places to do both. 

What those that know you best might say about you?
Trustworthy, loyal, fun and crazy

What do you recommend?
Try something new everyday and quit one thing each week. 


Cindy Saddler, Office Manager

Dream vacation?
Greece or Italy

Favorite outdoor activity?
White water rafting

Happiness is...
a day off and my family to spend it with.

What humbles you the most?
Realizing how much more I have than what I deserve

Who would you most like to meet?
Chuck Norris


Staff Q&A's for Bill Rumsch, Business Manager & Larry Marta, Director of Sanctuary Music are coming soon!