Leigh Welander – S.A.M.


Leigh was born and raised in Shawano WI where she was baptized into the family of God at Zion Lutheran Church, Shawano.  She attended school at Wartburg College in Waverly IA and graduated with a Bachelors of Social Work and a Religion double major.  She also holds a certificate in Children and Family Ministries which she obtained in 2009.  Leigh met her husband David at Wartburg and in 2000 David and Leigh were married and together have 4 children; Marcus, Lauren, Isaac and Micah.  They spent the first years living in Iowa and in 2007 moved back to Shawano where Leigh became the Minister of Family Life at Zion in Shawano from 2007 until 2014.  In March of 2014 Leigh took a position working for Shawano County Department of Human Services in child protection.  In February 2015 she joined the United Parish serving as a Lay Minister.  She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs Rocky and Duke. 

Jim Hartleben – S.A.M.

Nicole Voelz – TULP Office Manager

Nicole joined TULP in February 2018 after working for First Presbyterian Church in Shawano for 3 1/2 years. She lives with her husband and daughter on his family farm.  She has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Northcentral Technical College.