Prince of Peace Congregation Council


Asitha Sandanayake

Asitha Sandanayake

President


Asitha, his wife, Natasha and three daughters, Ashwini (14), Teruni (13) and Esmie (9) have enjoyed being part of the Prince of Peace family, since 2005. They like to be considered an active family at church, whenever they are not traveling, running to hockey or to soccer. Asitha, most enjoys roles outside of council like, teaching Sunday’s school, men’s bible study groups, yet, for some inexplicable reason, is drawn to roles on council (which he also enjoys).

Kim Wetteland

Kim Wetteland

Vice President


Elected to her first term as Congregation Council Vice-President in January, 2019, Kim was introduced to Prince of Peace through EFCE classes with her youngest daughter, Taryn. She and her family attended the Spooky Music event in 2016 and began attending Sunday services after her husband, Eric, insisted because he liked the organ. Her two older children, Dylen and Teagan, immediately felt welcomed into the faith community through youth events. This is a church where every member of the family felt connected and comfortable. Frequently on Sunday mornings, Kim hears her children saying, “Come on Mom. We’re going to be late for church!” and “Church is fun!”

Michael Stetzler

Michael Stetzler

Secretary


Elected to this position in January, 2020 for his first term, Michael is pleased to be serving on the Executive Committee and Congregation Council.

Chris Thornton

Chris Thornton

Treasurer


Chris has been a life-long member of Prince of Peace. He and his wife Lea participate regularly on Sunday mornings with their two children, Ellie and Henry, and their grandma Serene (the three of which generally cause a disturbance in the back pew). Chris’ favorite Prince of Peace activity is the annual Holy Hammers Habitat build which he never misses.

Congregational Life Area Representatives to the Council

Barb Burkhardt

Barb Burkhardt

Education


Barb was elected to serve for her first term on the Congregation Council in January, 2019.  She and her husband Todd have two sons.  Barb has been a long-time member of the Children’s Ministry team and loves volunteering with our Faith Formation activities.

Deborah Cordes

Deborah Cordes

Stewardship


Elected to a new term on the Council in January, 2020, Deb has previously served as the immediate Past-President and in a variety of other leadership positions.

Matt Hogen

Matt Hogen

Property


Matt was re-elected to the Congregation Council in January, 2019 for his second term.  As Councilperson for Property, Matt coordinates activities between a variety of ministry groups that care for our campus: The Property Committee, The Monday Morning Crew, the Lawn Dawgs and the Capital Improvement & Implementation Committee (CIIC).

Esther Tatley

Esther Tatley

Community Life


Re-elected to the Congregation Council in January, 2019, as Councilperson for Community Life Esther stays connected with several key ministries within the community: Fellowship, Cookie Ministry, Senior Ministry, OKs, and the Health & Wellness Task Force.  She also serves on the board of the St. Paul Synod Women’s Organization.

Open Position

Open Position

Service & Advocacy


If you are interesting in joining our congregation council, please connect with the current President.

Open Position

Open Position

Worship & Music


If you are interesting in joining our congregation council, please connect with the current President.

Open Position

Open Position

Youth/Young Adults


If you are interesting in joining our congregation council, please connect with the current President.

Peter Christ

Peter Christ

Lead Pastor


Pastor Peter sits on the Congregation Council and is an ad-hoc member of all the official committees.

Betsy Hoium

Betsy Hoium

Associate Pastor


Pastor Betsy sits on the Congregation Council.

Ruth Sorenson Prokosch

Ruth Sorenson Prokosch

Congregation Care Pastor


Pastor Ruth sits on the Congregation Council.

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