Announcing New Officers and Boards of Advent

Announcing New Officers and Boards of Advent

Thank you to the officers and board members who served Advent Lutheran Church during the past year. Without volunteers to assist in the important business and spiritual concerns of the church, our congregation would not be as strong as it is today.

Below are the results of the elected officers and board members from the annual voter’s meeting, held June 12

Chairman—Christopher Colson

Vice Chairman—Chuck Long

Financial Secretary—Mike Deiss

Treasurer—Dan Latimer (Assistant.Treasurer: Diane Sturek)

Secretary—Brittney Herbert


Board of Elders
Mike Brown
Tom Casciani
Craig Dykstra
Mark Halvorsen
Larry Irving
Mark Mayer
Craig Phillips
Monte Weimer
Board of Stewardship
Adam Cmejla
Gene Konradi
Bob McCain
Ned Ryan
Board of Trustees
Woody Bredehoeft
Mark Harris
Dave Kopeschka
Katie Krock
Pete Miller
Board of Evangelism
David Tonak
Jiaxin Oakley
Gordon & Joyce Pixley
Board of Fellowship
Donna Coomes
Spencer & Liz Bailey
Denise Long
Jacob & Allie Weimer
School Board
Kathy Blackburn
Gloria Bredehoeft
Amie Cramer
Abby Fritcha
Linda Harris
Bliss Magill
Tierney Williams
Board of Education
Marnie Engleman
Bethany Jackson
Sarah Jones
Shelley Kazmierczak
Jim Kranich
Cathy Middaugh
Board of Missions
Jacob Fiene
John & Elsie Manaloor
David & Denise Mullins
Stacy Alldredge
Holly Neff
Katelyn Redman

Pastor’s Message to Congregation in France

The following is a note that I have written to a congregation that has requested a kind of “sister” relationship in the coming years.  I look forward to sharing this message in person on Sunday.
-Pastor Fiene
Dear Pasteur Poillet:
Tomorrow we will remember the people of France and Eglise év. luthérienne libre of Muhlhouse in our prayers. The tragedies of the past evening have deeply affected many of us here in the United States. As victims of a massive terrorist attack ourselves, we now sympathize more fully and pray for your consolation more intensely. It is also the prayer of Christians that the greater will of God is at work through all tragedies. The will of God is that we come to know and believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. By the grace of God, this tragic event could stir the hearts and minds of Europeans to contemplate the goodness that Christianity can bring to the souls of men. Secularism is not just indifference to religion. It is an emptiness that becomes a vacuum which draws fanaticism. Islam cannot be defeated by removing religion from society. It can only be defeated by filling a society with a love and reverence for the true and gracious God that we have come to know in Jesus Christ. So our prayers will be for the consolation of those who have experienced tragic loss, but even more so, that our Lord would turn the evils of these men into something that will serve to advance the goodness of Kingdom of God.
Pastor John Fiene