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.  With fond memories and gratitude for his years growing up in small town & rural Iowa, he is also drawn to the wonders of all regions of God's creation (especially the rocky mountains).  In a similar way 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. He is passionate about Jesus, discipleship, the priesthood of all believers, being a husband, dad, gardner & cook.

  • Mark Richards

    Youth Director and Worship Coordinator

    Mark grew up in Colorado and has served churches there, in Nebraska, and in Florida. Before going into youth and worship ministry full time, he was a social studies teacher at Estes Park High School. Mark has over twenty years of experience in youth and worship ministry. He also enjoys cooking, tinkering with digital technology, and woodworking.

  • 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.