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Pastor Kary Jonas

Interim Lead Pastor

Kary is from Wisconsin where she has served congregations in the NW Synod of Wisconsin and the La Crosse Area Synod before serving as a full-time interim pastor. Prior to entering seminary, she worked as an administrator for non-profits, in higher education and then finally as a church musician. She also stayed at home with her three children who are now all in the late 20's and have flown from the nest. She is married to Peter who recently retired as a pastor. She enjoys reading, knitting, painting and taking long walks with Peter.

Pastor Anna Sorenson

Associate Pastor

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.

Chris Gustafson

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 Tetzlaff

Office Manager

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.

Kendra Wieser

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.

Beth Gonia

Youth Director

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.

Cindee Bottcher


Cindee joined the office staff at Prince of Peace in January 2022, filling the position of bookkeeper. Prior to this position she worked at Quartz Benefits (Gundersen Health Plan) for 25 years as the Director of Enrollment, retiring in July of 2021.  After a few months of retirement, she was seeking a part-time position to provide her with some additional responsibilities and mental stimulation! This has been the perfect opportunity!

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