Sara Rabe

Sara Rabe

Senior Pastor

I am delighted to be here at Covenant.  This congregation has a special place in the Stoughton community and I am excited to be part of it. I believe in God’s transforming power that has the ability to make greatness of all of us. God does this out of deep expressions of love for creation and all of humanity, and the care of God comes through as the church extends itself in ways that Jesus taught us.  We are people on a journey, and God’s grace is abundant. This is our comfort and hope.

I have always enjoyed education.  I studied Religion at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, went to seminary at Eden Seminary in St. Louis, and obtained a Doctor of Ministry at McCormick Seminary in Chicago.

I am married to Amy Elvekrog and together we have three children, Meredith, Alexander and Samuel. I enjoy spending time with my family, and we enjoy hiking, biking, travel, and riding scooters around town.  If you would ask me to name a dream, it would be to live self-sustaining on a piece of land, in a Yurt for a few years.

Email: pastorsararabe@gmail.com

Kari Flatness

Kari Flatness

Program Development Coordinator of Christian Education

Hello! It’s a delight to be here at Covenant. I’m Kari Flatness, Covenant’s new Program Coordinator of Christian Education. I’m ecstatic to create programs for all ages to enjoy. 

I recently completed a service year with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, where I served in Delaware at a child care facility for low-income and homeless families. I attended college at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, studying elementary education and religion. During the summer months throughout my college career, I worked at Luther Heights Bible Camp located in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. 

In my free time, you can catch me working on my latest cross stitch project, outside enjoying nature, playing in a flower bed, making a mess with craft supplies, creating with yarn, baking cookies, or spending time with those I love. I’m a big animal lover and hope to adopt an animal someday. Life is made for new discoveries- I love to explore new places and try new things. 

I have so much excitement for being able to grow in this welcoming faith community! 

Email:karicovlutheran@gmail.com

Mary Chandler

Mary Chandler

Office Manager

Hello! I’m Mary Chandler, the Office Manager at Covenant Lutheran church. In 2019, I returned to Madison after completing 27 month’s service in the Peace Corps; serving in the country of Georgia on the Black Sea coast.  Prior to that, I ran my own company in Madison. I am a lifelong Madison resident, with 2 children and 2 grandchildren also living in Madison. I love plants and seek out the wildest places I can find!

Thank you all for your generous spirits, patience and welcome!

Email: covlutheran@gmail.com

Carol Brekken

Carol Brekken

Membership Secretary

Carol has been the Membership Secretary since September 2007.  She is a charter member of Covenant Lutheran Church. Usually Carol is here 3 afternoons a week to enter contributions and to keep member information current. She has five grown children and thirteen grandchildren to keep up with for fun.   She enjoys being with all the people of Covenant.

608-873-7494, ext. 102
Email: mscovluth@gmail.com