435 Wisconsin Ave
Denmark, WI 54208
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Sunday School - 8:30 AM
Worship - Sept-May - 9:30 AM
Worship - May-Aug - 8:30 AM
412 Youth Group - 6:00 PM
Friendly Faces at Our Savior's
Reverend Andrew D. Zoerb, STS - Pastor
Pastor Andy is a Wisconsin native who spent much of his adolescence in the rural landscape of southern Pennsylvania. He and his wife Ginger have two adult children, Elizabeth and Jacob. Pastor Andy received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa, and his Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary. He was ordained into pastoral ministry at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tipton, IA, on June 25, 2011, and has served as pastor of Our Savior's since 2011. Pastor Andy currently helps to coordinate the Denmark Community Cupboard and Ruby's Pantry in Denmark, serves on the board of directors for Viking Shield, and is a faith representative for OneDenmark.
Max Roth & Duane Argall - Worship Assistants
Max Roth - Max Roth was born in Memmingen, Germany. At age 10, Max entered a private boarding school with a focus on religion and medicine. At age 16 he came to Superior, WI as a foreign exchange student. Max later graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Superior. His community involvements have included Woodside Lutheran Home Board of Directors, member of the Lions Club, football coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Christian Businessmen Association. Max’s completion of a two-year program in Lay School of Ministry preceded his current duties as a Worship Assistant at Our Saviors. Max and his wife, Kathy, have three adult children and five grandchildren: Sarah (James) Henry, Sawyer, Spencer; Max, Jr. (Kellie), Max; Nick (Samantha), Maci, Kyli.
Duane Argall - Born in Grand Forks, ND, Duane moved to Wisconsin while in high school. He has served in the U.S. Army Military Police and worked in security at Point Beach Nuclear Plant. Since becoming a member of Our Savior's in 1991, Duane has taught Sunday School, served as Council President, and graduated from the Lay School of Ministry in 2007. Duane enjoys gardening, lawn work, fishing, and is a member of the Beacon Club having donated over 15 gallons of blood. He and his wife, Mary, have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Ginger Zoerb - Pastoral Assistant
Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland, Ginger met her husband, Pastor Andy Zoerb, at a good ol' fashioned church potluck. They have been married for more than 20 years and have two adult children, Elizabeth and Jacob. Ginger began her ministry at Our Savior's in a volunteer capacity in 2011. She went on to received her Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2015 and began her role as Pastoral Assistant in the spring of 2019. Ginger finds passion in working with youth in the Denmark community, participating in worship at Our Savior's, and on road trips with her family.
Gloria Kane - Accompanist
Gloria Kane was born and raised in Wisconsin and had 6 years of private organ and piano lessons. Martha Thomsen, wife of Pastor Harry Thomsen, gave her an opportunity to play on the church organ when she was quite young and that was her start in musical training. Her parents provided her with lessons and her first organ. To show her interest in continuing to play, her parents offered to buy a 2nd, larger organ, but only if she contributed what she had in savings, which wasn't much. Later, Gloria bought on her own organ, which was a church size model. Gloria didn't intend to play in church, but when the organist before her moved to another part of the State, the church recognized that they had someone in the congregation that could possibly fill those shoes. Gloria will tell you “I really didn't intend to play for church, but reflecting back it was God's hand on this journey--it's been 50+ years of playing for the church and the Lord”.
Brittany LaCourt - 412 Youth Coordinator
Brittany was born and raised in the Denmark area and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a major in Elementary and Special Education and minor in Theology. Her parents, Paul and Lorie LaCourt, taught her and her sister Abby the importance of life lived in a church community. Brittany enjoys reading, volunteering, playing the flute, and spending time with family. She has always enjoyed teaching and getting to know children and families.
Holly Peterson & Kris Hanson - Bell Choir Directors
Kris Hanson - Kris was raised on a farm near Eleva, WI. She graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in Visual Arts Education. Music has always been a part of her family. She enjoys art, walking, volleyball, shopping, and woodworking. She began playing hand-bells since 1988 when Our Savior’s bell choir began. In 2018, Kris became a co-director of the bell choir. Kris and her husband, Darrel, have been blessed with a growing family. She has three sons, Nick, Morgan, and Christian, three wonderful daughter-in-laws, and 8 grandchildren.
Holly Peterson - Holly was born and raised in Denmark and has been a lifelong member of Our Savior’s. She’s had the privilege to serve in various roles throughout the years at Our Savior’s, including Sunday School teacher, council member, and youth leader. She graduated from NWTC with an associate degree in police science and is currently an HR Manager for Festival Foods in Manitowoc. Holly started in the bell choir when it began in 1988 and in 2018, after having rung for over 30 years, became a co-director. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf, riding her Peloton, and spending time with family and friends.
Paul & Lori LaCourt - Sextons
Paul and Lorie are stewards of our Worship and Community spaces. They were born and raised in Denmark, and have been involved in the Denmark community for quite some time. They have two adult daughters: Abby and Brittany. They enjoy reading, spending time with their extended family, volunteering, and caring for the Worship and Community spaces together.
Steve Mathis - Grounds Keeper
Darrel Hanson - Treasurer
Darrel is a lifelong Lutheran who was raised on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Strum, Wi. He graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Elementary Education. Most of his career was spent at Denmark Middle School teaching math and social studies. In his free time, he enjoys working out, reading a good book, and watching TV. He has been a member of Our Savior's for 38 years and has served in many capacities, including singing, preaching, teaching, youth ministry, council president, and now treasurer. He considers it a joy to serve his church family in whatever role God has gifted to him.