I am Lisa Mikula, and I am joining the staff at Salem Lutheran Church as Lay Minister. As Lay Minister I, will be visiting and sharing communion with the home-bound, assisted living and nursing home residents, leading Bible Studies, conducting outreach worship services, assisting at funerals, baptisms and weddings, and working with the youth in a variety of settings. My husband and I have been members of Salem since 1996, and we have raised our three kids in wonderful Shell Lake. Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota with my bachelor of science last year, I went on to complete a unit of clinical pastoral education. I love my community and church family, and I am blessed by this opportunity in ministry.
As Administrative Assistant, Laurie (Ziemer) Simenson has been with Salem Lutheran Church since October 2011. She graduated with Honors from Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, with an Associate Degree in the Administrative Assistant Program. Laurie was also a Founding Member and Treasurer of the Beta Rho Psi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while at BTC. She lives with her mother, and a large orange cat named Yogi Bear, in the Meadowview complex of Shell Lake. Her daughter, son-in-law, and two grand-daughters live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Laurie enjoys antiques, reading, scrap-booking, riding her bicycle, and using her creativity to enhance all she does for Salem. Stop in the office for a chat or to just say “hi”.
Jene Morey is the musician for Salem worship services. She grew up in Shell Lake and attended Augsburg College, Minneapolis, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Business Education. Church music has been a part of her life since she was in Junior High School and has included playing for worship, directing choirs, working with Christmas programs and Musicals, and providing and accompanying others for special music. In addition to playing for worship at Salem, she works in the office at Augustana Lutheran Church in Cumberland, teaches private piano lessons, and accompanies students for school solo and ensemble events.
Tony lives in Rice Lake, is married with one son. He has been a custodian for the Rice Lake Area School District since 2014. Tony has been a part of the Salem Lutheran Church staff since 2010.