Meet Our Staff

Church Staff

Karen LindbloomPart-time Music Coordinator

Karen is married to Dr. B.O. Lindbloom and has two sons Chris and Rodd Bauck. Karen has been directing the Faith choir for over 38 years and has been a member of Faith since 1973. Her education includes a B.S. degree in vocal and instrumental music from Moorhead State University, Minnesota, and a M.M. degree in applied music from the University of South Dakota. She taught elementary music at St Joseph School for six years and was a part of the Capital City Children's Chorus for eight years. Karen has done additional graduate work at the University of Minnesota and St. John's University. She is an accompanist at T.F. Riggs in Pierre.

Helen KiepkeOffice Administrator

Helen is our Office Administrator.

Jay FredrichDirector of Facilities

Jay is our Facilities Director

Jen HovelsonDaycare Director

My name is Jen Hovelson, I started as the Daycare Director in October 2016. I have a background in Human Resources/Business Management, have lived in Pierre for 5 years now, I am married with 4 daughters (Delaney-11 yrs, Gracie-9 yrs, Berkley-2 yrs, and Everleigh-6 mos). Although my background is in business, I am a kid at heart! I love planning fun trips and activities for the daycare kids and enjoy getting to spend my days watching them learn and grow!

Preschool Staff

Carissa NaaszDirector/Teacher

Donna GohlTeacher Assistant

Donna has been at the preschool since it started in 1979. She is a wonderfully dedicated teacher assistant and loves children. Her many years of experience are a great asset to the program. Donna is married, has two grown children and two grandchildren.

Anita MarsoTeacher Assistant

In 2007 Anita joined our staff as our third assistant teacher having previously been employed at the Faith Lutheran Daycare as an assistant director. She too has many years of experience and has a wonderful way with children of all ages. Anita is married with two grown children and two grandchildren.

Dusti PalecekTeacher Assistant

We are fortunate to have Dusti Palecek on our staff at Faith Lutheran starting in December 2014.

Dusti has experience with children from raising her own children and operating a daycare in her home. She loves children and has a great way with them. She and her husband, Nick have two sons at home and have lived in Pierre since 2006.

Beth Hand

Beth HandTeacher Assistant

Beth Hand was able to join our staff in September of 2015. She is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University. She and her husband Brad have lived in Pierre for the past 11 years. They have four children -three boys and one girl. Three of her children have attended Faith Lutheran Preschool. Beth has worked with children in a variety of ways for many years - most recently with the MOPS program in Pierre. She loves the little ones and has a great personality for helping them in a preschool setting. She is a wonderful addition to our staff.

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Upcoming Events

  • Midweek Parent Meeting

    Midweek Parent’s Meeting for Wednesday, September 6th!!! There will be a parent’s meeting Wednesday, September 6th for parents of Midweek students in grades 2-8. At least one parent or guardian is expected to attend.  The parent’s meeting is 6:30 p.m. at Faith in the church sanctuary. Youth are not required to attend, just one of their parents or legal guardians.  This is an opportunity to ask questions, meet teachers, see rooms, pay for materials, and cover expectations for the year.

Service Times

Sundays at 8:20am & 11:00am
Sunday school will resume in Sept.

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