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Staff & Leadership

Rev. Peter Kesting, Pastor
Pastor Kesting grew up not too far from here in Kewaskum, WI.  He graduated from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI.  He attended Martin Luther College where he met his wife, Crystal, before graduating.  He then went to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.  Peter and Crystal were married in her hometown of Coleman in Northeastern Wisconsin.  In April of 2004 he was called to be a vicar at St. John's Lutheran Church in Princeton, Wisconsin.  It is there that their first child, Abraham was born.  Pastor Kesting graduated from the seminary in May of 2006 and in September received a call to serve the members of Faith Ev Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  He served that congregation for 5 years before accepting the call to serve Zion Ev Lutheran Church in Readfield, WI in December of 2011.  Pastor Kesting and Crystal's second child, Mina, was born in 2007 and their 
third, Luther was born in 2009.  The Lord has blessed them in 2013 with a fourth child, Silas, since Pastor Kesting has been serving Zion.
 Mrs. Julie Fenske, Church Secretary
Julie is a life long member of Zion, she was confirmed here and knows the congregation very well, that is what makes her suited so well to be our secretary.  Her duties include doing the bulletin and newsletter.  She keeps the church records up to date.  She helps with maintenance on the website as well.  Her office hours are usually, Tuesday 10am till ? and Friday 9:00-11:15a. 
Mr. Russell Danke
Russ is a life long member as well, and has served as sexton on Sunday mornings for over 20 years.
Mrs. Cindy Gorges, Custodian
Cindy has been keeping the church tidy now for over 5 years.    
Mrs. Judie Sternhagen, Organist
Judie has been playing the organ for over 50 years and brings that experience with her to enrich the worship service here at Zion.  When Judie isn't playing the organ she organizes the guest organists who do play.

Mrs. Crystal Kesting, Choir Director
Crystal is new to directing choir, but is willing to give it a go so that the worship service can be enhanced.