Pastor Kathleen Wohlers

608-387-5015 (mobile) or

I was named Interim Pastor for St. Paul in September, 2022. As a second career pastor I have served congregations in Wisconsin and Iowa, retiring from Peace Lutheran Church in West Burlington September 1 of 2021.  Growing up on a small farm in Southeastern Minnesota gave me the basis for rural ministry.

My ministry began as a Synodically Authorized Minister, which means I was authorized by the Bishop to serve a very small rural congregation in Word and Sacrament, only to that one congregation. From there I went on to Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque and was ordained to Word and Sacrament ministry June 14, 2008.

Before God called me to full-time ministry, I was a pre-school teacher and administrator in a Christian setting. My husband Dennis and I met in high school art class, have three children, three grandchildren, and a most delightful great grandson.

We currently live in Pleasant Hill with the greatest golden doodle ever (at least we think so!). His name is Mr. Finnegan Heartsong. In my previous call, he would accompany me to care facilities and engage with the residents. Some of the things I enjoy are traveling, walking, reading and listening to audio books. I look forward to our time together, sharing God’s love, being the hands and feet of Christ for the sake of the world.

Office Manager: Traci Davis

515-462-4270 (office),

Support Staff & Council

Choir Director: Sue Hansen, 515-468-0137

Financial Secretary: Lisa Vossekuil, 920-979-0304,

Treasurer: Wayne Martens, 515-493-8392

Council (2023-2024): Ann Bartelt, President; Tom Acton, Vice President; Rana Scarlett, Secretary; Ted Leonard; Beth Sunds; Mark Hollingsworth; Cheryl Young; Jeff Stiles; Amanda Turnquist