Wendy Moen

Wendy Moen

Pastor

Greetings, I’m Pastor Wendy Moen. Welcome to Covenant Lutheran Church in Stoughton, WI.
In August 2021 I joined Covenant as interim pastor. I grew up near Decorah, Iowa with my parents, brother, and numerous farm animals. After high school I attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Social Work and a B.A. of Psychology. After seven years of social work with various populations in various settings, including a year of accompaniment with the people of Nicaragua, I began seminary studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. My concentration areas at seminary were urban ministry and Latino studies and I graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2003.
My first call was to First Trinity Lutheran Church, DC in 2003. In February of 2017, I accepted a call to Grace Lutheran Church, also in DC and in September of 2020 I was appointed interim pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria, VA. Each parish was a unique context for ministry, Covenant is, too! I feel called to tell people about Jesus and to help God be real and present in the world. I seek to accompany, encourage, and empower everyone by the power of the gospel, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to know God more deeply.
I am the proud mother of one wonderful son, Jonathan, who began studies at UW – Madison this fall. Jesus said,
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.” John 13: 34
Love. Love is our mandate.

Michelle Bolstad

Michelle Bolstad

Musician

Michelle lives in Stoughton but is originally from the Sparta/Viroqua area.
She also accompanies the Christ Lutheran Chancel Choir and the Stoughton Festival Choir.
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 2 days 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: msecretary@covluth.org

 
Amanda Burian

Amanda Burian

Office Manager

Hello! I am Amanda Burian, the office manager at Covenant Lutheran Church. I bring many years of office experience and a huge helping of enthusiasm with me to this role. My favorite way to pass the days include spending time with my family and anything that helps to make this world a better place. I’ve never truly believed in ‘impossible’. I long for a safe community that loves, welcomes and empowers all who choose to join. I find that to be the environment at Covenant Lutheran. I am so grateful and feel absolutely blessed to be here!

Thank you for welcoming me & please reach out if there is any way I can be of service!

Email: covlutheran@covluth.org

Karla Cornell-Wevley

Karla Cornell-Wevley

Christian Education Coordinator

Welcome, I’m Karla Cornell-Wevley the Education Coordinator at Covenant Lutheran Church. I grew up on our family farm in western Wisconsin and attended UW-LaCrosse. I came to Stoughton in 1990 to start my first teaching job at the middle school. I worked with eighth graders in several positions in Stoughton until my retirement from teaching in June of 2022.
I became a member of Covenant in 2001 with my husband Eric. Our children Logan, Eve, and Tanner have grown-up as a part of the church. Over the years, I have volunteered in the Sunday School program and was a Confirmation guide. After my retirement from teaching, I looked for another challenge and a different setting to use my skills. I look forward to working with younger children and their families. I want the familes in the church to see Covenant as important part of their children’s lives and a place where they all feel seen, heard, and cared for.
608-873-7494, ext. 103
Email: edcoordinator@covluth.org
Beth Gardner

Beth Gardner

Vocal Choir Director

Beth directs Covenant’s Vocal Choir. She attended Luther College and spent the majority of her career on the staff of the Dictionary of American Regional English before becoming a freelance writer and editor. Her favorite community activities include directing the Stoughton City Band and singing in (and sometimes directing) the Stoughton Festival Choir.
Michael Hirsch

Michael Hirsch

Custodian/Maintenance

Michael manages the custodial and maintenance needs for the church building and grounds.
Meghann Proper

Meghann Proper

Musician, Bells Director

Meghann is a lifelong member of Covenant and began playing for services while she was in high school. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Valparaiso University and her Master’s of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently teaches middle school Chorus and General Music in Evansville. Meghann plays the organ and piano for services, directs the Handbell Choir, sings in the Vocal Choir and other small ensembles, and is the chair of the Worship & Music Committee.