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Our Staff & Leadership Board

Galilee is blessed with at support staff of talented individuals who are here to help share the good news of the ministries and happenings of this church family.

Shoniqua Reik is our Administrative Assistant. Her primary responsibilities are being the receptionist, preparing weekly bulletins, office management, and many other related tasks.

Jean Nelson is our Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. Her primary responsibilities are developing and nurturing the Baptismal Life of Galilee Lutheran Church’s children, youth, and their families.

Karen Streit, our Financial Secretary, joined us many years ago. Her primary responsibilities include maintaining the financial records of the church. She works closely with the Treasurer to maintain weekly giving reports, processes the church’s accounts payable, prepare quarterly giving statements and she backs-up Shoniqua when needed.  Karen has been the “glue” holding our church office together during many transitions.  God has blessed us with her multitude of talents.

Patricia DeBlaey is our Music Director and our Saturday worship service accompanist.  Her primary responsibility is to lead the Senior Voice and Handbell Choirs.

Mary Kay Debrecht has served Galilee as is our Sunday organist & pianist for many years.  Her primary responsibility is to support worship services.

Bill Braunschweig is our Columbarium Administrator.

Leadership Board 

The primary function of the Leadership Board is to transact the business of the church, be responsible for the financial and property matters of the congregation in accordance with the Church Constitution, discern ministries and programs in conjunction with Galilee’s currently adopted Mission & Visioning Statements and Church Constitution & By-laws, and report their activities to the congregation.  Five members of the congregation are elected to serve two-year term in the Leadership Board, and are eligible to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.


2022 Leadership Board Members

Jeff Dohlby, Ann Dee Austin, Terri Drover, Andrea Smith, Josh Prins, and Carl Spencer