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Pastor Nathan Keisler
Pastor Nathan found his way to Boulder Junction in Aug, 2022 after traversing the world with his family for 10 years (mostly in Africa). His joy is his beautiful wife Nicole and 4 children (ages 5-17). His background in engineering and project management, and his passion to see lives transformed, has led him to over 35 countries. His mission is for everyone to experience God in a fresh way, whether that is through the music he shares or the engaging stories he brings on real and relevant issues during sermons on Sunday or in a conversation about your dreams. He is a dream manager and coach and an aspiring author. When not cruising on his Harley bike, he prefers the adventure race or bike ride with his family. He is passionate about communicating with compassion, clarity, and inspirational energy in order to build community and real life.
Laurie grew up in Boulder Junction at her parents resort on Boulder Lake and graduated from Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) and Nicolet College. She worked at Camp Manitowish for a summer before joining the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce as Executive Secretary. She met her husband at a Chamber event and later moved to Neenah, Wisconsin where she started her career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. During that time she also manged the family construction business, Hoelzel Custom Builders, Inc. She retired from Kimberly-Clark in July 2022 and now enjoys living in Star Lake.
According to Laurie: "God blessed us with two children and three grandchildren and we love spending time with them. I enjoy fishing, swimming, snow shoeing, jewelry making and music, and LOVE living in the Northwoods!!!"
Bruce has been keeping the church books since 2009. He is responsible for reporting on the financial well-being of the church to Council. He also makes sure all Departments and Committees operate within their respective budgets. When not crunching numbers or playing with his abacus, he can be found in the cockpit of his kayak on the Gile Flowage, or XC skiing somewhere on the WI/UP border.
Peggi grew up in Boulder Junction and has fond memories of her youth in the Community Church. After living in Florida for 30 years and upstate New York for nearly 10 years, she returned home in 2019. She recently joined our staff, and is proud of the work she does to keep our church spic and span.
Lorine has been a member of the Community Church since she and her family moved to the north woods in 1980. Although primarily a pianist, she has enjoyed keyboard instruments of all kinds since her childhood. She comes to us with experience accompanying singers and instrumentalists of all ages, in school and in church.