Lay and Staff Leadership

Welcome to our staff and lay leader page. We are here to honor God and love our neighbor! Our hope is that you will find your experience with First Lutheran’s pastoral and lay staff, lay leadership and disciple-members helpful and hopeful.

Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best serve you.

– Pastor Mike Lee

NOTE: Pastor Lee is on sabbatical, May 24 – August 16, 2017 and will not be accessible via email and phone until August 17.

Please direct ministry questions and spiritual care situations directly to our summer head of staff, Chaplain Dan Pulsfus, or (608) 592-4102. 

Chaplain Dan will be joined by the Rev. Gerald Peterson, “Pastor Pete,” to provide spiritual care, home visits with Holy Communion, and funerals. Pastor Pete is available for Baptisms. Two other ordained clergy will join us June 25 and July 16 as well and are available to preside at Baptisms. Pastor Pete’s contact information:

For a pastoral care emergency, Chaplain Dan can be reached at (608) 697-9873. When Chaplain Dan is unavailable (see dates below), please contact Pastor Pete, or (262) 742-2580 for pastoral care emergencies or to schedule a pastoral visit.

Chaplain Dan will be unable to take a call for visitation/spiritual care during the following dates:

  • May 26 – June 3 
  • June 26 – 30
  • July 12 – 14
  • August 5 – 6. 

To schedule a baptism and any other ministry-related questions, contact FLC’s Executive Ministry Assistant, Caden Miller at (608) 592-4102 and


  • Heather Thompson, Council President,
  • Kim Gust, Council Co-President,
  • Renee Moldenhauer, Vice President.
  • Rita Luetscher, Secretary.
  • Melissa Dorshorst, Treasurer
  • Scott Pertzborn, Council Member.
  • Butch Schmidt, Council Member.
  • Pastor Mike Lee, Pastor/ex officio.


“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” Paul the Apostle, Ephesians 4:11-12

Pastor Mike Lee
, on Sabbatical, May 24 – August 16, 2017. 


Leadership Development, Adult Discipleship, Confirmation/High School, referrals, Spiritual Guidance, Teaching, New Members/First Year Membership, Leadership, Worship and Liturgy, and Pastoral Care.

Dan Pulsfus, Spiritual Care Chaplain, Spiritual Director, and Abiders Coordinator, or (608) 592-4102.


Caden Miller, Interim Executive Ministry Assistant, and (608) 592-4102.

Scheduling for Ministry-Related Activities, i.e., Building Use, Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals. Questions about Membership and Financial Giving: Electronic Giving Forms, Stewardship Pledge Cards, and Planned/Estate Giving.

LEADERSHIP HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING. The staff and lay leadership are committed to growing their capacity for love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and self-definition with one another and others, especially in anxious situations. The following video is a short-course on how difficult leadership can be in such an emotionally-robust and relationally-intensive community such as a local congregation.

Highly Recommended Lectures on Church Health. Rev. Peter Steinke.

Four videos in the series below.