Meet Our Staff
I’ve been at Fjeldberg for almost four years and have been in ministry for fourteen years. My wife Kristi and I have three adult sons and three exciting grandchildren. Fjeldberg is a wonderful church home for us. You can get to know everyone on a first-name basis and yet it’s big enough to have a great variety of activities. I like connecting with others through our music ministries, Confirmation ministry, our servant work, and fellowship times on Sunday and Wednesday.
Parish Secretary | Director, Handbell Choir
I have been Parish Secretary since December 2014 and love my job working with the wonderful Fjeldberg Church family. My experience all comes from secretarial and administrative work including 34 years with the Dept. of Mathematics at Iowa State University. I am recently widowed after 49 years of marriage. I have three adult married children and six amazing grandchildren. My hobbies include, going to sporting events for my grandchildren, reading, crocheting, flower gardening, music, and preparing for JOYFUL Bells, the Fjeldberg Handbell Choir.
Paul Van Ryswyk
Organist and Musician
I've been blessed to be a church musician at Fjeldberg since September of 2017. I have been a registered nurse for over 40 years, and am a Care Manager in an internal medicine practice with The Iowa Clinic. I live in Ankeny, and have two sons and a beautiful granddaughter. I have felt a warm welcome and appreciate the support and fellowship of the church family at Fjeldberg. I am thrilled to be able to serve God through the music ministry at Fjeldberg alongside other musicians in our congregation.
Since 1997 I’ve participated in various activities at Fjeldberg. The most fulfilling has been as the vocal music director. The adult choir, Heaven Inspired Singing (H.I.S.) Choir, is awesome & inspiring. The Children’s Choir is energetic & refreshing. Our amazing faith family is supportive & encouraging! I’m honored & humbled by the blessings I've received through Fjeldberg’s music program. If you feel the call to do something more, give H.I.S. Choir a try, Wednesday evenings. I believe everyone can sing! Together we will share God's love through music!
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
I have been at Fjeldberg for 4+ years now. I grew up a member of a church in Boone, Iowa very similar to Fjeldberg called Trinity Lutheran. I also attended Preschool through 5th grade within that church so my roots are deep in the Lutheran faith. My husband Mark and I have 4 beautiful children. Building connections with Youth and Families is so fulfilling and being a Faith Leader is a very big honor.
I am the Facility Enhancement Specialist at Fjeldberg. I have served in this position for a little over 10 years. I have been a member of Fjeldberg for all my life and my family has always been members at Fjeldberg. I am married and have three kids. I reside in Huxley and actually live very close to the church.