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.

  • Daniel D. Baker


    Dan and his wife, Karina have children in college, Caleb and Marissa. Dan graduated from Blue Earth, MN, the University of Minnesota, and Luther Seminary. He served as pastor at Bethlehem and Deer Creek Valley churches in rural Glenville, MN; First Lutheran in Albert Lea, MN; and most recently as Executive Director at Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria, MN. We are excited to be in Sheldon and look forward to seeing what God is doing here.

  • 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, Jayden, and Jaxon.

  • Jake jacobsma


    Jake joined our staff in May of 2020. He and his wife, Janice, live in Hospers. He is a navy veteran, serving from 1980 to 1997. One of his favorite hobbies is trapshooting. Jake's responsibility is to insure the quality upkeep and cleanliness of the facilities at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

  • Chris Baugh

    Youth Director (YMT From IOLBC)

    Chris comes to us from Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp where he serves as their Retreat Coordinator. He has served as a Summer Staff (counselor), Youth Minister in Training (YMT) or Retreat Leader since 2016. Chris will be leading our Wednesday youth programs for junior and senior high.