Rev. Michael A. Penikis
Miss LeAnn Miller
Director of Christian Education (DCE)
Miss LeAnn grew up in the country in Nebraska. For her DCE internship, she lived in Wisconsin. She has three sisters- one older, two younger. All of her immediate family lives in Nebraska. She enjoys books, geocaching, being outside enjoying God’s creation, and spending time with family. Her favorite Bible verse is Ecclesiastes 1:2 “‘Meaningless, Meaningless,’ says the Teacher. ‘All is meaningless!'” If Miss LeAnn is not pointing to Christ in everything she does, everything becomes meaningless.
Dr. Louis Schuler
Kim Schuler has served as an organist across the United States. She currently serves as organist at Hope Lutheran Church.
Nancy D. Strange has been involved with Hope’s handbell choir since 1998 and has served as the director since 2001. Nancy was first introduced to handbells in 1991 through Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC. She was fortunate to gain ringing and directing experience by working with the world renowned community handbell group, The Raleigh Ringers. She has directed children’s handbell choirs at Our Savior and at Hope. She also enjoyed playing in a handbell choir and ensemble for First Lutheran Church in Gainesville, FL.
Nancy and her husband, Brian, are blessed with two children, Chris and Lauren, and several dogs and cats. She enjoys playing the piano, fostering and volunteering at the Great Plains SPCA, hiking, gardening, and loves to travel with her family, especially exploring the Caribbean islands.