Pastor Mike Woods
Mike is married to Karen and together they enjoy their children, Matt and Cassidy. He spends his quality family time camping and hiking, his devotional time in listening prayer, and his playtime on the volleyball court. Mike has served Prince of Peace since December of 1999.
Pastor Kent Johnson
Kent has served as an interim pastor in Gays Mills and Soldiers Grove, as well as Trinity Lutheran in La Crosse. His wife Lee and their children moved to La Crosse in 2000 when Kent was called to serve as the associate pastor at English Lutheran. Pastor Kent loves the gifts of the global church and has devoted his pastoral ministry to working for what is fair for God's people. Once a competitive runner, Kent now enjoys cycling through the coulees of Wisconsin and Minnesota. He was installed as our 2/3 time Associate Pastor of Prince of Peace on August 10, 2014.
Pastor Anna Sorenson
Anna is a native Minnesotan who has served congregations in rural Wisconsin for the last twelve years. Anna and her husband Jacob are co-owners of Sacred Playgrounds, an organization that supports camps and congregations through research and training. She is also a middle school cross country coach and parent to teenagers. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, running, hiking, camping, making music, and baking.
Director of Music Ministry
Chris joined the staff at Prince of Peace in August 2014. She serves as music coordinator, worship accompanist, and director of bell choir ministries. Chris, along with her husband David, have two adult daughters. When not making music, Chris enjoys gardening and cooking, reading, learning, and teaching.
Michelle became a staff member at Prince of Peace in January of 2001. Michelle and her husband, Aaron, live in La Crescent and have two girls, Chelby and Sara. She treasures her family play time. She also enjoys gardening and motorcycling with her husband and friends.
Beth joined the staff at Prince of Peace in February 2021. She has been a member of Prince of Peace since kindergarten, taught Sunday School, attended and worked at Sugar Creek Bible Camp, and served as a high school church council representative. Beth has also participated in mission trips as both a student and adult participant. In her role as our youth director, Beth is responsible for our MS/HS youth programs such as Peer Ministry, Workcamp, Youth Group, etc. She also assists with our confirmation program.
Director of Faith Formation
Kendra has been an active member since 2011 in task groups, Bells of Peace, Drum Circle, worship music and as a Sunday School music leader. She has worked with children in a variety of roles since 2003, including teaching and volunteering at Peli Family Center. Kendra is passionate about faith formation opportunities for all ages and continuing to build connections in our faith community and beyond our walls. She is married to Alex and enjoys family time with their son Walden.