My wife Sharon and I have been members for about 6 years.
We have been married for nearly 15 years and we have a 2 year old daughter Lillian. Sharon was born and raised in Fort Collins. I was born in Chicago, but mostly grew up in rural northeast Nebraska. My dad is a Lutheran pastor and so I grew up in the Lutheran church. I worked as a youth minister for 9 years before going back to school for Animal Sciences. I’ve received my Master’s degree in Assisted Reproductive Technologies and I’m currently working on my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University.
When I’m not studying, at school, or spending time with family I enjoy photography, woodworking, and quilting. I also enjoy geocaching with my dad and brother when we can. And garden tractor pulling with my father-in-law and brother-in-law when time allows.
The thing that I like most about OSLC is the range of generations that are represented in the congregation and the way that those generations interact. We are blessed to have these generations come together for worship, service, and learning. And it great to see the relationships that develop out of these interactions.
Serving on council is a way for me to give to the church through gifts of leadership. I want to be a part of shaping and shepherding this community with other leaders in the congregation.
ROGER SHERMAN – VICE PRESIDENT
I have been at Our Saviour’s for 23 years.
Elisa and I are proud alumni of CSU and we truly love living in Fort Collins. Elisa is a writer and she teaches novel writing workshops. I am a Landscape Architect and a co-owner of BHA Design here in Fort Collins. We have three children who grew up at OSLC. Our oldest child William (Will) is 25 years old, lives in Denver, and works for an advertising agency. Anna is 23 years old. She lives in Aurora and works as a Collections Investigator in the 8th Judicial Court in Castle Rock. Lily is 16 years old, a junior at Fossil Ridge High School, and we see her every once in a while.
Some of my hobbies include hiking, singing, skiing, drawing and painting.
What I like about OSCL first and foremost…The people! We have made so many good friends through the church. Second, is the impact that OSLC has made on the community outside our walls.
I’ve never served on Council, and never wanted to. But I’ve always enjoyed getting to know the people I’ve worked with on committees. Through those experiences, I’ve felt more connected to the church and to the community. And so, I look forward to working on Council, and getting to know the pastors, staff, committee members, and members of the church better.
JOHN BLEEM – TREASURER
We have been members for about 5 years.
My family consists of my wife (Anita) and two grown children – Alissa (28) lives in Seattle and Eric (25) has an apartment here. We’ve been here nearly 40 years, though our families are in the mid-west and east. Anita and I work part time now (PSD, CSU and consulting).
Soccer (coaching and following EPL), hiking, skiing, biking, building at Habitat, gardening and local breweries 🙂
Our Saviour’s is a welcoming environment (open to all), friendly people, community outreach activities and engagement of women in liturgy and church leadership.
Serving on council will allow me to meet new people, build relationships and invest some of my new-found volunteer time to help the church meet its mission.
KRIS EISELE – SECRETARY
I have been a member of Our Saviour’s for 23 years. I live with my parents John and Vicki Eisele and my younger sister Addy. My older sister Cathy is a high school teacher in Minnesota.
When I’m not working on homework for my theological studies, I enjoy fiction writing and paper crafts especially decorative planning.
I am excited to serve my second year on council as secretary and helping with the vitality task force looking at what the congregation hopes for the future of OSLC.
I have been at Our Saviour’s for 9 years and my parents are active members of OSLC. My dad is a professor at UNC and my mom is a college advisor at Ridgeview Classical Schools. My sister recently graduated from St. Olaf college and now lives in Minneapolis. She grew up attending OSLC and now attends a Lutheran church in her neighborhood.
At school, I play tennis and am a member of DECA, a business and marketing club. Outside of school, I love hiking, running, and baking.
Our Saviour’s is such a welcoming community that is devoted to helping all people, no matter their background, connect with God and their faith as both part of a community and an individual. I love how Our Saviour’s encourages all of its members to involve themselves in the church community in whichever way is best for them.
I want to contribute a youth perspective on the church and the activities offered at Our Saviour’s. I hope I can speak not only from my experience being a part of the middle and high school youth trips and activities, but also for other youth members of the church.
My wife Jennifer and I have lived in Fort Collins for almost 14 years. I am a native of the Chicago area but have also lived in Columbus, Ohio and Overland Park, Kansas. We have three children, twin boys Alex and Ben ages 12 and a daughter named Jane who is 10. I have worked in banking for over 17 years and currently work for Bank of Colorado as a Commercial Banker. In addition, I help assist my wife Jennifer with her Pediatric Dental Practice when it comes to the business side of things. We have been members of OSLC for several years now and have been very happy that we have found a church home. Both of my parents are ordained Presbyterian ministers and it took us a while to find a church home when we moved to Colorado.
We have been members of Our Saviour’s for 6 years.
My amazing husband, Bill, and I have been married for 9 years. We met at UNC in Greeley in 2004 and moved to Fort Collins in 2012. We have 2 beautiful daughters, Anya (6) and Corinne (2). Our favorite family activity is taking a picnic to the mountains to follow a good hike.
My favorite things to do are sewing and fishing. I love the feeling of accomplishment and pride after creating something new. However, my heart is most at peace when fishing, especially the Poudre.
OSLC is such a strong and welcoming community!
I was so honored to be nominated to serve our church family! OSLC is a thriving community that works very hard to serve Christ by serving others. I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of leading the church in this mission.
I am a native of Wisconsin. I have been a Colorado resident since 1973 except for a 5 year interruption in Nevada. I earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin @LaCrosse and a M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado. I taught Elementary Physical Education for 20+ years and also worked for the Teachers Association in Nevada. I am married to Sharon. I have one adult son and two inherited sons along with five grandchildren. I was baptized Lutheran, raised in the Evangelical United Brethren church but returned to the Lutheran church upon adulthood when I lived near an ALC church. I retired and moved to Fort Collins in 2006. We joined OSLC in 2007. I enjoy golfing, cooking, hiking, reading, working out, travelling and interacting with friends and relatives.
My husband and family have been residents and members of OSLC since 1996. We grew up here and moved back to Colorado after our Marine Corps adventure to raise our children around both our families. We have been married for 34 years, and have 3 adult boys, who were confirmed at Our Saviour’s. Scott, who is married to Christina; they have two children, Nixi and Wayne, ages 7 and 3; Sean, who is married to Rachel; and Steven our youngest. I have been a teacher since 1982, and have worked as a Reading Specialist and Language Arts teacher at Windsor Middle School since 2000. I am also a Google Certified Educator, presenter, and one of the trailblazers of 1:1 classrooms in the Windsor schools.
I have been at OSLC for 3 years.
I live with my wonderful partner Donna Lopez and my mother-in law and our wonderful Aussie Shepard Sam. I have an older sister who works for Thompson Valley Schools and my parents live in Loveland and are snow birds in Arizona half of the year.
I like to travel, read, work on church projects and spend time with family.
I love that Our Saviour’s accepted Donna and I as a couple. We are able to be involved as much or as little as we wish. We love that we are loving and accepting of all, no matter the factor.
I wanted to serve on church council because I wanted to be a voice for those who feel as though they never get an opportunity to share their voice or opinion.