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Pastor Michael Anderson

Rev. Michael Anderson is an ELCA pastor of 16 years and has served congregations in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Most recently he served as interim pastor at The Lutheran Church of the Living Christ in Germantown, WI. A graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Art degree in Communication and Spanish, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now, United Lutheran Seminary). A Wisconsin native, Pastor Michael has enjoyed opportunities to live and travel both domestically and internationally.

His professional interests include liturgy and preaching, faith formation, cultivating spiritual practices, congregational mission and leadership development, and writing. His personal hobbies include cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers, running, golf, motorcycle road trips, growing his vinyl record collection, and reading (especially the work of Jim Harrison, Christopher Moore, N.T. Wright, and Christian Wiman). He and his wife Rebecca live in Milwaukee, WI with their dog.

Pastor Joe Wilkinson

It is good to worship and work together in this place! God invites us daily to be a part of the transformative movement of the Holy Spirit working through the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to grow and learn at Christ Our Savior as we seek together to understand what God is up to in our community.

I live in Milwaukee with my wife, Katheryn, and our daughter, Lily. When not at church, you can usually find me playing games with friends. Whether card games, board games, video games, party games, ultimate frisbee, bowling, shooting pool, or learning new games, I continue to delight in the joy of play.

Danny Ellis

Director of Worship/Music Ministry

Daniel Ellis has his Bachelor’s of Music in vocal performance from Iowa State University and his Master’s of Music in vocal performance from UW-Milwaukee. He owns and runs Ellis Music Studios in Menomonee Falls, where he teaches voice and piano lessons. He is also the drama director at Germantown High School. His love of music began at age four when he began singing in the churches his father ministered in. After graduating with his master’s degree, he sang professional opera with the Florentine Opera company as well as Milwaukee Opera Theater. He has served as a music minister/choir director for over ten years and is excited to join Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.

In his spare time, he is an avid golfer and enjoys watching anything Marvel and Star Wars related with his son, Benton, and his significant other, Heather.

Carol Rabideau

K4-6th Grade Youth Coordinator

Carol graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science and over the years has discovered that her passion is teaching and helping kids learn and grow.

Following a wonderful opportunity leading children’s and youth ministry at a fellow synod church, she is looking forward to being the Children’s ministry coordinator and part of Christ Our Savior’s community. For Carol it is truly a joy to be able to introduce children to Jesus and show them how much are they loved by him.

She and her husband Todd have been married for 29 years and have three amazing children: Faith, Emma, and Jacob; as well as a goofy dog named Skye and two cats, Luna and Pepper. She
loves spending time with her family, running, and being active.

“Whatever you do, do it with all you heart.” Colossians 3:23

Ronda Salerno

Office Manager

An active member of COSLC since 2013, Ronda has been a Sunday School teacher as well as a volunteer in many church ministries through the years.

In addition to this new role, she is a part time Sign Language Interpreter in Milwaukee.

A native of New York, she enjoys the slower pace of life in Sussex, where she lives with her two daughters, and the family dog.

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