our team

  • Aaron Sturgis


    Aaron's gifts are to cast vision for Central Lutheran, leading them into a culture of discipleship. Married to Nikole and father to Ayden, Audrey, and Anderson, Aaron loves relaxing with family, movies, mountain bike racing, xc-skiing and finding a good new beer.


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  • Dave Whelan

    Pastor of Visitation & Care

    Bio coming soon.


  • Pam Moran

    Church Manager

    Pam has been a part of Central since birth. She is married to Brad and they have two daughters, Markel and McKenna. Pam oversees the daily operations of Central. Pam wants those that enter Central to experience God's grace and is excited to see the many missions happening within our walls and our community as we love God and love people.


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  • vicki jones

    ADMINISTRATIVE assistant

    Vicki joined Central Lutheran's team in 2015.  She is married to Steve Parker.  They have four children and three grandchildren living in the Twin Cities area.  Vicki and Steve have recently moved to Chippewa Falls from Minneapolis and are enjoying the shift to small town community life.  If you call or stop at Central, Vicki will be greeting you and she is looking forward to meeting the many people of our community.


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  • Stacy Yearous

    communication & publication director

    Stacy has been a member of Central Lutheran’s family since 2003. She lives is Chippewa Falls with her husband Mike and their two kids Emma and John. Stacy is passionate about all the missions happening within Central’s community and enjoys helping to communicate their goals to everyone. When she is not spending quality time with her family, she can be found loudly cheering on the Badgers and Packers. If you have a message that needs to be communicated to the congregation please reach out to her.


  • Whitney Falkenberg

    Minister of Family Faith Formation

    Whitney is the Minister of Family Faith Formation at Central. She oversees all education/faith forming aspects from birth - adult. Her primary focus is to instill faith with the parents, godparents, friends, and congregation members young & old to develop personal, trusted relationships with our children & youth at Central. She attended Vibrant Faith Ministries for "Youth and Family Ministry" where she continued to grow in her relationship with God. Whitney is married to Dennis and they have one son, Silas & a daughter Emberly.  She enjoys reading, spending time with friends over a cup of coffee, and cheering on the Packers.


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  • Clay Howard

    High School and Creative Director

    Bio coming soon


  • Zoe Volger

    Earl childhood coordinator

    Bio coming soon.


  • Tiffany Howard

    Worship Director

    Bio coming soon.


  • Judy Lies

    Director of traditional worship

    Bio coming soon.


  • Astri Gerdes

    Director of group ministry

    I am so glad to be a partner at Central! My husband Caleb and I moved to Chippewa Falls in May of last year, and we love living here. I teach English Learners at South Middle School and Memorial High, and last year I just loved mentoring our senior high students. I also enjoy cross country skiing, biking, gardening and road trips. Most of all, faith in Christ and living in that Love is what brings me the greatest joy.


  • Tom Drehmel

    minister of DISCIPLESHIP living

    Tom comes with a passion for outreach mission. He often says, "Don't just go to church, be the church!" Tom stays in close contact with various local non-profits to see how we can help with our our time, talents and resources. Tom and his wife Jan have been members of Central for more than 40 years; these two have been inspired in their faith journey because of Central Lutheran.


  • Jennie Owen

    Waumba land coordinator

    Bio coming soon.