A little about Pastor Jon Strasman - he was born and raised in Merrill, Wisconsin, and has been a life-long Packers, Badgers, Brewers and Bucks fan. Jon did his undergrad at UW-Eau Claire in Business Administration, and then worked in Human Resources for Wausau Insurance Companies in Wausau, Wisconsin for six years after college.
He left his job to become a youth and family minister at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Merrill before entering seminary. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa in 2003. After his ordination, he served congregations in Fordville, North Dakota, and Coos Bay, Oregon. He served as an internship supervisor to ten pastoral interns while in Coos Bay. In 2019, he accepted the call to Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Neenah.
Pastor Jon is married to Jeranna and they are blessed with four children. He enjoys cooking, watching his children's sporting events and concerts, in addition to golfing, racquetball, mountain biking and fishing.
Pastor Jon wants everyone to know the expansive love of Jesus. His preaching often lifts up Jesus' command to love God, and to love your neighbor as yourself, as found in Matthew 22:36-40. On these two commandments hang all the law and prophets.
Kellie is working to restart our High School Youth Ministry, work on Faith Formation with families, plan some activities for our Middle Schoolers, and enhance our social media footprint. She will be with us for three years as she finishes her schooling to become a Pastor.
Andrea, our part-time Office Manager, provides administrative support to our church. She is the first person you see when you enter our office wing at church, and she is the first contact most people have when needing a question answered.
Finance and Bookkeeper
Other than counting the money and signing checks, Dave handles almost everything finance-related in the church.
Jennifer is the editor of our monthly newsletter, 'The Voice.' She also keeps our website, digital sign and Facebook page up to date.
Chris keeps our church in top order! He cleans the church, shovels snow in winter and cuts grass in summer.
Organist & Music Team Leader
Roberta's primary role at Our Savior's is organist. She plays organ/piano/keyboard for all services except the first weekend of the month. She also leads the Joyful Noise Praise Choir, accompanies the Chancel Choir and serves as music team leader.
Joyous Ringers & Chancel Choir Director
Ardy directs our Chancel Choir as well as the Joyous Ringers Handbell Choir. They meet Wednesdays for rehearsals and play during worship at least twice a month.