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Mariah Thiessen was born and raised in suburb of Denver, Colorado. She attended Concordia Nebraska where she majored in psychology and studied to be a Director of Christian Education.

Mariah came to us as an intern in the summer of 2015 and then accepted a call to serve our church.

After getting married to her husband Micah she started her call in July of 2016. She focuses most of her time on our Youth Ministry Program (SPY), but also helps run our children's ministry.

She loves being able to help youth discover and develop their relationship with Jesus. She also enjoys sharing her faith with others so that she can help them to see the joy, hope, mercy, and love we get from Jesus.

In her free time she enjoys visiting family, playing and watching sports, and experiencing new things with her husband.

Her confirmation verse is Colossians 2:6-7, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." (NIV)

Leadership Team at St. Paul Lutheran

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Church Board of Directors:
• Barry Kerkeart - President
 Jim Stout- Vice President
• Katie Weise - Financial Secretary
• Doug Stotz - Treasurer
 Judy Raschke- Secretary

Board of Elders:
 Verdeen Colbeck
 Neal Jennings
 Rodger Smidt
 John Draper
 Brian Uilk
 Mike Wiese
 Mike Moeller
 Tom Bobendrier
 Jim Nelson

St. Paul Lutheran Preschool Staff

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The congregation has operated a Preschool since 1989. We are blessed by a dedicated teacher, Shelly Tuinstra, and teacher aids, Karlie Brockberg and Rose Sorensen, an exceptional Preschool Board that oversees its operation, DCE Mariah who provides “Jesus Time” and church members who generously support this outreach ministry to children in our community.

Many students who attended St. Paul Preschool at its very beginning are now sending their children to our preschool. What a testimony, from its beginning until now, to the excellence of the education and the Christ-centered teaching provided by our teacher, aids, and staff at St. Paul Preschool.