Our Minister
Rev. David Kraemer

Rev. David Kraemer comes to ministry after 24 years of work as a writer and editor for newspapers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.  He believes the ministry is about words and people and he is finding much overlap between the ministry and writing and editing. Rev. David is a graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and was ordained in February 2015 in Rochester, Minn. He previously served congregations in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sioux City, Iowa, and during seminary and formation worked for churches in Rochester, Minn.; Rockford, Ill.; and Fargo, N.D. David’s tasks here include continuing our strong tradition of Sunday worship, caring for congregants, and helping the church grow its vision in the world. He calls himself a naturalistic humanist and sees the church as the soil in which we grow meaning and purpose in our lives. David is an avid bicyclist and kayaker, gardener and birdwatcher, and he believes his immortality is assured by the amount of junk in his garage. Rev. David can be reached at, or at 515-231-2536.

 Office Hours: Monday and Thursday, 9am to 3pm (September through June)

Our director of religious education    Katelyn Berken

Katelyn started as our Director of Religious Education in 2017. She just graduated from Carroll University and has many skills and talents that will serve her well as she guides our smallest UU's with their religious education.


Our Director of Music
Joe Menard

 Joe comes to United with many years of experience as organist and choir director at churches in Reedsburg and Milwaukee.  Joe was eleven when he started his first job as assistant choir director at a Milwaukee Catholic church, kicking off his lifelong love of all things music.    He has played organ and piano for choirs, churches and performance groups as well as teaching private music lessons.



Patty joined United as our Office Administrator in March of 2015. Patty's professional background includes scheduling, finance and payroll.

Office hours: Monday and Thursday, 9am-3pm

Phone: (262) 544-1050