St Paul Lutheran Staff

The staff and leadership here at St Paul is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to contact us.

  • Craig Nissen

    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Craig is a native of both Iowa & Lutheranism.  His faith is rooted in the Lutheran 'take' on all things after growing up in a healthy and loving Lutheran congregation, yet he has found beauty, truth, and Christ in other denominations and embraces all whom Christ inhabits. Pastor Craig joined us in 2012 after 4 years in his first call and several years of youth ministry. He is passionate about Jesus, discipleship, the priesthood of all believers, being a husband, dad, gardener & cook.

  • Tami Roetman

    Office Manager

    Tami joined the staff in July 1993. She and her husband Fred, live in Sheldon and have 2 children, Blake and Kendra. Her job consists of keeping the financial records and membership records, general secretarial duties for the Church Council and committees, and the day-to-day operation of the church office.

  • Kristi Hegenbarth


    Kristi joined our staff in 2015. She is in charge of scheduling volunteers for roles in worship, and preparing the Sunday bulletin and monthly newsletter. She and husband Rob have 3 children: Tommy, Jaden, and Jaxson.

  • Dennis Kruger


    Dennis has been serving as the building custodian since 2008. Besides general cleaning duties, he unlocks the building every morning and secures it again every night. Dennis and wife Lesa have 4 children: Jason, Jill, Jodi, and Jenna.

  • Youth Ministry Director

    Since the recent departure of our full-time youth ministry staff person, we are evaluating our definition of the position and ministry priorities. We will update when the congregation and church council are ready to begin a search or hiring process.