STAFF

Staff
Pastor Stephanie Taylor

Rev. Stephanie J. Taylor, Senior Pastor

Welcome to Grace UMC Wautoma. I am so glad you found us online. My name is Pastor Stephanie and I began my ministry here in July 2020 during the pandemic. I grew up in a little town in Southwestern Wisconsin called DeSoto. I was raised in a little white United Methodist church there and felt God was calling me into ministry during my teen years. I attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and then the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. I became an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2001. This is my 26th year serving in pastoral ministry. I am an avid sports fan of the Badgers, Brewers, Bucks, and Packers. I have one son, Noah, who keeps me on my toes. My passion is for people to truly experience God in their lives and to participate in spiritual growth opportunities such as bible studies. Join us for worship! We truly do welcome all. You can connect with me at staylor@graceumcwautoma.com

Cheryl Clauson, Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Clauson, Administrative Assistant

Before coming to Grace UMC, Cheryl worked as a Human Resource Assistant for 39 years. Cheryl rings bells with the Celestial Brass Ringers at Grace UMC, and she is actively involved with the Clauson Family Music Show. She lives in Coloma and is a member of South Burr Oak UMC. Cheryl is married to Brent and they have two children and two grandchildren. In her free time, she cares for her grandchildren.

Dave Peterson, Treasurer

David Peterson, Treasurer

Dave is retired from a 35-year career in law enforcement. He is a Wautoma native who originally was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Wautoma. He is married to Dawn and together they have seven children, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. In his free time. Dave enjoys traveling, doing wood projects, and gardening.

Judie Batterman, Director of the Celestial Brass Ringers

Judie Batterman, Director of the Celestial Brass Ringers

Judie is a Wautoma native who married and joined Grace UMC in 1966. She took on the role of bell choir director when the three-octave set of bells was purchased in 1974. Judie enjoys community and church mission work as well as music and sports with her two married children, four grandchildren, and friends.

Sandra Honl, Organist

Sandra Honl, Organist

Sandra moved to Wautoma in 1964 and became a member of the UMC in 1966. Having been a church organist since her early teen years, it seemed only natural to volunteer as a substitute organist as soon as she moved to Wautoma. Soon that became a permanent position for several years. During that time the music program flourished and the congregation enjoyed many cantatas and dramas. At the present time, Sandra has returned to fill in as an organist and bell ringer. She always looks forward to meeting her church family of friends on Sunday mornings.

Janet Wade, Organist

Janet Wade, Organist

Janet is a Wautoma native, a member of Grace UMC, and a retired teacher. She is a substitute organist and a member of the Celestial Brass Bell Choir since its beginning. Janet enjoys spending time with her three children and five grandchildren, working on family genealogy, and is a Badger and Packer fan

Organist

Lauren Good, Pianist

Lauren has been playing the piano for 17 years. She joined Grace UMC as their pianist in July 2022. She enjoys downhill skiing, riding horses, and kayaking.

Al Erdman, Audio-Visual Technology Coordinator

Alan Erdman, Audio-Visual Technology Coordinator

Al joined Grace UMC in 1981. Since then, he’s been helping wherever he can. Al is married to Vicki. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Kathleen Koepke, Audio-Visual Technology Assistant

Kathleen Koepke, Audio-Visual Technology Assistant

Kathleen has been a member of Grace UMC for 20 years. She loves mission work, music, environmental restoration activities, nature, traveling and her family. Kathleen is a retired mental health professional.

Joe Hoffman - Custodian

Joe Hoffman, Custodian

Joe lives in Wautoma and has served as our part-time custodian for three years. He works three jobs and drives for Safe Ride at night. Joe is married to Cynthia, and they have four children.