Staff

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 minister@uniteduuc.org, or at 515-231-2536.

 Office Hours: Monday and Thursday, 9am to 3pm (September through June)
Email:  minister@uniteduuc.org

 

Our director of religious education    Katelyn Berken

Katelyn will be working with United as our DRE until June 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.

dre@uniteduuc.org

 

Our Director of Music
Chris Ruck

Chris Ruck joined United as it's Musical Director in June of 2016.  He accompanies the congregation during Sunday services and directs the talented United Choir as well.
Email: Christopher.ruck@sbcglobal.net

 

OUR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOr
PATTY VANDERPOEL

Patty joined United as our Office Administrator in March of 2015. She grew up in the Town of Vernon and currently lives in Waukesha with her husband, Tom and their daughter, Julia.  Her background includes finance and payroll.  She enjoys history, reading, traveling, Game of Thrones and spending time with her family and two cats, Lily and Darwin. 

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

Phone: (262) 544-1050
Email: uniteduuc@gmail.com