Moravian Church in North America

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Cobweb Team

For quick reference, see the table below, or scroll down to read more about each committee member.

Cobweb Representative

Region

Churches

Remington Nystrom

California

Downey and Morongo

Megan Piper

North Dakota

Bethel, Canaan, Goshen, and Shepherd of the Prairie

Sean Tessmer

Minnesota I

Christ’s Community and New Horizon’s Community

Dan Miller

Minnesota II

Chaska, Lake Auburn, and Waconia

Emma Jahnke

Minnesota III

Berea, Main Street, and Our Saviors

Sara Schumacher

Southern Wisconsin I

Christian Faith, Glenwood, and Lakeview

Nikki Deitz

Southern Wisconsin II

Lake Mills and London

Katelin Nading

Southern Wisconsin III

Ebenezer and Watertown

Greg Behrend (Committee Director)

Central Wisconsin I

Veedum and Wisconsin Rapids

Beth Behrend

Central Wisconsin II

Kellner, Rudolph, and Saratoga

Sami Petit

Northeast Wisconsin I

Ephraim, Sister Bay, and Sturgeon Bay

Amy Schumacher

Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan II

Daggett, Freedom, and West Side

Katie Page

Michigan

Grace and Unionville

Georgina Mayorga

Indiana and Illinois

Hope, West Salem

 

Remington Nystrom

Remington Nystrom

Current Residence: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Home Congregation: Wisconsin Rapids Moraviain
Regional Representative for:  Downey and Morongo

I join this committee because I felt God was telling me this was my chance to build relationships with the other congregations in the Western District. I also saw this as an opportunity to help others build relationships as well. I hope that this ministry will help other people in our district see what kinds of other ministries are out there and how they themselves can get involved in.

 

 

 


Megan Piper

Megan Piper

Current Residence: Fargo, North Dakota
Home Congregation: Goshen Moravian Church
Regional representative for: Bethel Moravian Church, Canaan Moravian Church, Goshen Moravian Church, and Shepherd of the Prairie

I am currently going to North Dakota State University and majoring in Family and Consumer Science Education. I enjoy being active in many organizations on my campus, but I wanted to do something more within my Moravian denomination. I heard about this opportunity through Cobweb Communication and thought it would be a great way to meet and keep in touch with congregations. I truly believe that as a younger generation, we have so much to offer to our churches in order to make an impact.


Sean Tessmer

Sean William Tessmer

Current Residence: Bismarck, ND
Home Congregation: Main Street Moravian in Northfield, MN
Regional representative for: Christ’s Community Church, New Horizon Community Church

I’m 22 years old and am graduating this spring with a B.A. in Religion and Political Science.  I will be applying this fall to Divinity Schools in order to get a Ph. D. in New Testament Studies, specifically the letters of Paul.  I like to read and play video games in my spare time, whatever that is, and I’m currently involved in Student Senate, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Judicial Board.  I’m involved in this ministry because I’ve felt a call towards greater involvement with the Moravian Church, I grew up Lutheran, and as a young person in the activities that I’m involved with, I know how important communication is for a functional, healthy organization.


Greg Behrend

Greg Behrend  (Committee Director)

Current Residence: Green Bay, WI
Home Congregation: Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church
Regional representative for: Chaska Moravian Church, Lake Auburn Moravian Church and Waconia Moravian Church

I am a part of this ministry because I believe this ministry will help build stronger relationships between our brothers and sisters of the Western District Moravian Church. This ministry gives Moravians the opportunity to see what other congregations are doing to show God to the world and how they personally can be involved with other congregations in the district through participation, prayer, encouragement and simply sharing the good news. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors and music. I look forward to what this ministry can do for Christians and all the people we share God’s love with.


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Sara Schumacher

Current Residence: Fort Akinson, WI
Home Congregation: Freedom Moravian
Regional representative for: Berea, Main Street, and Our Saviors

I am currently living in southern WI while going to UW Whitewater for a double major in Social Work and Communication. I love the Moravian church and everything about it. Moving down to southern WI was a very difficult transition for me but what made it easier was knowing that I’m still within the arms of the Moravian family. I know that even though I am 100 miles away from my family and friends that I grew up with there are a number of Moravian churches filled with people that I may or may not know but that I am connected to through the Moravian church. I feel as though everyone should have the opportunity to and be as connected as I feel with other Moravians and Moravian churches. By connecting Moravians through Cobweb Communication Committee I feel as though we are opening up a whole new window of opportunities for Moravians and other Christians alike and that is very exciting to me. 


 

Nikki Deitz

Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Home Congregation: Veedum Moravian Church
Regional representative for: Lake Mills and London

I am currently a student at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. My plan right now is to major in sociology or psychology. I am thinking of using one of those to do youth counseling or social work. I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the Cobweb Communications Ministry because the Moravian church has been a positive influence in my life ever since I was introduced to it a few years ago, and I would love to help strengthen this community.


Emma Jahnke

Emma Jahnke

Current Residence: Twin Cities, MN
Home Congregation: Canaan Moravian
Regional representative for: Glenwood Moravian, Lake View Moravian, and Christian Faith Moravian

HI! I am Emma Jahnke. I am just beginning my first year at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where I am a biochemistry major and pre-med student. I am excited about the work of the Cobweb Committee to strengthen the ties amongst Moravians in the Western District. I anticipate being a Committee Member will be a way for me to stay connected to my Moravian family while I am at college away from my home congregation. I also hope this is just the beginning of my service within the Moravian Church.


Katelin Nading

Katelin Nading

Current City: Bloomington, Indiana
Home Congregation: Hope Moravian Church (Indiana)
Regional representative for: Ebenezer Moravian Church and Watertown Moravian Church

I am a student at Indiana University majoring in Social Work. I have always been as involved as possible with the Moravian Church, which is sometimes difficult being in a state with only two Moravian churches. I have attended camps, rallies, and retreats for twelve years and have been an employee of Laure Ridge Camp & Conference Center, the Southern Province’s Moravian-owned camp ground, for the past two summers. I am thrilled to be apart of the Cobweb Communication Ministry because I believe it will lessen the vast physical expanse Western District, a much needed fix! As a member of CCM, my faith is encouraged by the fellow young adults who have been so innovative in bringing this ministry to fruition.


Dan Miller

Dan Miller

Current City: Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Home Congregation: Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills, WI
Regional representative for: Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church, and Veedum Moravian Church

I am in my final semester at UW-Whitewater. My major is Secondary Education (Math) and my minor is coaching. Currently, I am student teaching at Deerfield High School (Deerfield, WI) in the Math Department where I teach a number of math courses and also coach baseball. I believe my purpose in being a teacher is to provide adolescents a positive male role model in their everyday lives.
Throughout my teenage years, I have taken advantage of multiple opportunities to stay involved in my home congregation. Now in my young adult years, I want to serve outside of my home congregation. I believe that this ministry can help forge relationships between members of the Western District congregations while simultaneously reaching out to other Christians in order to further unite the entire body of Christ and work to do His will together. 


Beth Behrend

Beth Behrend

Current Residence: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Home Congregation: Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church
Regional Representative for: Kellner Moravian Church, Rudolph Moravian Church, and Saratoga Moravian Church

The Cobweb Communications Committee is a way for me to stay connected with churches around the Western District, while I help those churches stay connected with each other. I love to stay involved with the Moravian Church, especially when it comes to working with young people. I have seen the progress our committee has made to enhance communication within the Western District, and I look forward to whatever tasks will be presented to the committee in the future.


Sami Petit

Sami Petit

Current Residence: La Crosse, WI
Home Congregation: Freedom Moravian
Regional Representative for: Ephraim, Sister Bay, and Sturgeon Bay

I am currently going to UW-La Crosse with a major in Psychology. I have been going to the Moravian church my entire life and I have always felt a strong connection and love for the church. I am excited to be a part of the Cobweb Committee as it works to connect the churches in the Western District. I am looking forward to a way to stay connected to the church family while I am away from my home church. I felt as this was an opportunity for me to be more involved with the church and I hope this is just the beginning of my services for the church.

 


Amy Schumacher

Amy Schumacher

Current Residence: Green Bay, WI
Home Congregation: Freedom Moravian Church
Regional Representative for: Freedom Moravian Church, Green Bay West, Dagget

I am currently going to UW-Green Bay, going for a major in Social Work. I joined the Moravian church when I was in high school, and immediatly felt welcomed and at home. I have been very involved in the church ever since, through camps, youth group, and music groups, and I felt a calling to beomce even more invovled in the church as a whole. I am thrilled to have to have the opportunity to be a part of the Cobweb Communications Ministry and to help make more connections between the churches in the Western District.


Katie Page

Katie Page

Current Residence: Rochester, Michigan
Home Congregation: Freedom Moravian Church
Regional Representative for: Grace Moravian Church and Unionville Moravian Church

I am a part of this committee because I love the Moravian church and all that it stands for: the community, the caring, and the food.


Georgina Mayorga

Georgina Mayorga

Current Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home Congregation: Zacchaeuss’ Tree: A Moravian Congregation
Regional representative for: West Salem Moravian Church and Hope Moravian Church

I’m Georgina, I’m 23, and I live in the best city in the Midwest: Indy! I go to Z-Tree on Indy’s southside and I’ve had a lifelong love for the Moravian church. Growing up I went to all the camps, retreats, and rallies I could go to. It was so great seeing all my friends from all over the Midwest and share fellowship with them. During adolescence’s awkward moments, it was a breath of fresh air to surround yourself with Christian loving people and just be you. I will never forget those times or those people. Now that I am older, I look to the future of the Moravian church and what I can do to sustain and protect what I love. When I got asked to be a part of Cobweb Communication Committee I knew that there was no greater calling than to be a part of this ministry. Communication is hard to do, but it’s so important. It’s a meaningful discussion between people. Sharing what they know, their struggles, their hopes, dreams, and their fears. It’s vulnerable, it’s a lot of hard work, but it’s worth the efforts to stay unified and supported by the people you love and the people you want to love. Unity, support, and common interest are all gifts from God, that we cannot take advantage of without communication. This rings true throughout the Western District, and I will strive to uphold our purpose statement!

Moravian Daily Texts

10/24/2017

Monday, October 23 — Psalm 119:57–64
Ezekiel 27:12–28:10; James 5:13–20

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

Paul wrote: God is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

Creative God, may we never abandon the process you have started in us but allow you to complete the work until the day of Jesus Christ. In your name we pray. Amen.

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