Prince of Peace Congregation Council


Michael Stetzler

Michael Stetzler

President


Elected President of the Congregation in 2021, Michael previously served one year as Secretary.  He began attending Prince of Peace in 2014 after meeting his wife (and former PoP President) Suzan Hurlbut. Michael has been part of several groups including the Mission Staffing Exploration Team, book studies, the Adult Education Committee and the Affordable Housing Team.  He enjoys serving as an usher, singing in the choir for special occasions and helping with video production when needed

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 ECFE classes with her youngest daughter, Taryn.  In 2016,  she joined a book club and the family attended the Spooky Music event. Her husband, Eric, insisted on checking out Sunday services because he liked the church 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 feels connected and comfortable.

Karen Carr

Karen Carr

Secretary


Prince of Peace has been Karen Carr’s church home since her baptism. Parents, Edward and Lois Carr, were charter members. Over the years Karen has served the congregation including: as a Sunday School teacher, service on the council, and child caregiving in the nursery. This is her first term as Secretary. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband Mike Schow.

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.

James Erickson

James Erickson

Property


My wife and I joined POP in 1977.

I regularly participate in Habitat for Humanity.

Both Liz and I have been active in the choir since we joined, except for a few years when our kids were young.

Lea Thornton

Lea Thornton

Community Life


Elected to her first term on the council in January 2021, Lea has attended services at Prince of Peace since she and her husband Chris started dating. She officially became a member in 2011, just before their daughter Ellie was born. Her two children, Ellie and Henry, enjoy attending services each week with their Grandma Serene and Lea enjoys some quiet reflection while Grandma attends to the kids. Lea has been involved in Children’s Ministry, teaching Sunday school and traveled to Tanzania in 2019 as a representative of PoP.

Deb Mosby

Deb Mosby

Service & Advocacy


Deborah Mosby, retired from Metropolitan State University as Professor Emerita August 2020. She is a past Program Director and Practicum Director for the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program. She is happily married to Ted Tessier who has a private therapy practice. Her children, Alex and Erika Coe live presently in New York City and Bloomington, Indiana. 

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Worship & Music


Ryan Miller was elected to serve on the Congregation Council in January of 2021.  He and his wife Anna have 2 sons, Benjamin and Elliot.  The Miller family is actively involved in worship service planning and participation, and have been members since 2009

Teruni Sandanayake

Teruni Sandanayake

Youth/Young Adults


I have been apart of Prince of Peace my whole life along with my family. I am a freshman at the Roseville Area High School and enjoy spending my afternoons relaxing and  listening to music. I ask love spending a lot of time with my dog Sadie. 

I decided to join the council to learn a little bit more about the church and be a voice to all the youth. 

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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