Staff

Rev. Doug Schoen, Interim Pastor

With the retirement of Rev. Keith Kolstad after serving as Zion’s Pastor for nearly 24 years, Rev. Doug Schoen was appointed Interim Pastor effective May 1, 2022. Pastor Doug is no stranger to Zion congregation. He and his wife Marilyn have resided in neighboring Menominee, MI since 1980 where he served as Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church until his retirement in 2013. He has continued to serve area churches as a supply preacher in retirement. Marilyn served Zion as one of their organists for 25 years and as choir director for 3 years. During those years they forged many friendships with Zion members. As Interim Pastor, Rev. Doug will serve the congregation’s pastoral needs, preside at worship most Sundays, and lead the congregation through preparing for, interviewing and calling their next full-time pastor.

Marissa Tharp, Office Administrator

Marissa is in Zion’s office Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.  Come and stop by!

Ann Buscher, Choir Director/Organist

Ann09Ann Buscher is a retired Elementary Music teacher. She taught in the Marinette Public School system for 32 years. She directs the Senior Choir and is head of the Worship and Music Committee here at Zion. She is also one of our organists. She is active with River Cities Concert Association. She loves to read, do genealogy and go out to eat with her friends.

Karen Houdek, Financial Secretary

Karen09Karen has been married to Gary for 25 years and they have one son, William. They both were born and raised in the lower peninsula of Michigan and moved to Wallace in 1989, and then to Marinette in 2005 where they currently reside. Karen has a 16 year background in the banking industry. She is also a cosmetologist, has a degree as a medical office assistant, has been a pharmacy technician and started working for Zion in the fall of 2007. Her hobbies are spending time with Gary and their dog Boty, seeing their son whenever possible, camping, craft shows, taking rides and seeing new things. If you ever have questions about the records regarding your giving, please don’t hesitate to ask or call.