Meet Our Team
Pastor Steve Kline was installed as Senior Pastor at SHLC on May 25, 2014, after serving 12 years as Senior Pastor at Zion in Wayside, WI. He was ordained in 1992 and previously served congregations in Pulaski and Hales Corners.
He and his wife, Debbie, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2015.
Debbie has a master's degree in counseling and has served the last seven years as principal at Lutheran grade schools in Rantoul and Luxemburg, WI.
Pastor met Debbie while they were both attending Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, where their children, Erin and Andy, are currently enrolled.
Pastor Steve is the youngest of seven, born in Buffalo, NY, where many of his siblings still live.
Pastor Chad Starfeldt was installed at Shepherd of the Hills in June of 2012.
Pastor Chad was born in Appleton, WI. He attended Appleton East High School and Concordia University in Chicago.
Chad graduated from Concordia University as a Director of Christian Education in 1996.
He served congregation in San Antonio, TX, Woodbury, MN and St. Louis, Mo.
He then studied for the pastoral ministry at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis before joining us at Shepherd of the Hills.
Pastor Chad is married to his lovely wife, Schawn, and they have three children: Sarai, Caleb, and Eden.
Emily Duescher came from San Diego, California and joined the Shepherd of the Hills staff in 2017. She graduated with her undergraduate degree and DPM certification in music from Concordia University, Irvine and is currently working on her masters degree in choral conducting at Concordia University, Wisconsin.
Emily loves rock climbing and almost any activity that involves being outside.
She is also engaged to be married to her fiance Jeff in July of 2018.
She is an accomplished pianist as well as choral conductor and has been in music ministry for the past four years.
Rey Hux originally from North Carolina, began volunteering in the Worship Band here at Shepherd of the Hills in 2012.
At a young age Rey learned to merge his love of Jesus and music. With over 25 years of christian music experience Rey brings a passion for Worship excellence.
Rey is also the webmaster for the church, taking advantage of his computer programming collegiate education.
Rey is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves gaming of all kinds, and currently runs a table top gaming group that meets frequently.
Also a plugged in member of the Fox Valley music scene, Rey loves to network with fellow musicians, and talk about the love of Jesus.
Hannah Hayden, grew up in Indianola, Iowa and attended college at Concordia University Chicago.
Her program, Director of Christian Education, consists of an education major with a theology minor.
In order to complete her bachelor’s degree, she is required to complete a year-long internship which is what brought her to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
Hannah loves spending time outside, watching movies, and reading anything she can get her hands on.
Personal Mission Statement: God has called me to reflect His love to those He has placed in my life and to guide children and youth as they live out His plan.
Kaden Hunter, originally from Appleton, Wisconsin joined the Shepherd of the Hills Staff in 2017 after volunteering in the Tech Ministry for many years before.
Kaden also volunteered in many different education ministries at Shepherd of the Hills.
Kaden loves to work with children any age and has many thoughts of going for a degree in Christian Education.
Kaden is a Hortonville High School student and is looking forward to going to college for audio production. Some of Kaden’s favorite hobbies include traveling, and spending time outside.
Chris Baxter, originally from Los Angeles graduated with a B.A. from California State University, Northridge.
He later received his teacher’s training from Cal State, Los Angeles. Chris also did grad work in education at Concordia University, Irvine California and Wisconsin.
The bulk of his teaching career was as a Lutheran elementary teacher and administrator.
He married a Wisconsin gal who was teaching out in California in 1980. Chris and Juli moved to Wisconsin in 1992. They have 3 grown children and 5 grand kids.
2018 Admin Board and Ministry Teams
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Mark Peters, President
Steve Draws, Vice President
Joe Roesler, Treasurer
Terry Zimmerman, Secretary
Ashley Gustafson, At-Large Board Member
Janice Suutala, At-Large Board Member
Jerry Anderson, At Large Board Member
Leadership Ministry Team
Children's Ministry Team
Nicole Tennie – Chair
Worship Ministry Team
Tom Kautz – Chair