CORE Staff

Mike Novotny

Lead Pastor at The CORE campus


 Five ways to describe him

  • Incredibly funny, no matter what his wife (or the majority of people) says...  
  • Borderline obsessively organized.  
  • Lives for experiences since life is a sermon illustration waiting to be written.  
  • Committed to taking his wife and daughters on dates until he dies.  
  • Blown away by how captivating the Bible continues to be.

Other places you're likely to find him

Running around Appleton, kicking a soccer ball, reading a book, trying to resist the temptation to watch an entire season of something on Netflix.

Family

 Married to Kim since 2003.  Father of Brooklyn and Maya.

Before The CORE

 Drove a zamboni during his Seminary years.  Spent 1 year as a vicar (pastoral intern) in Arcadia, WI.  Served as an associate pastor at Eastside Lutheran Church (2007-2014).  Has worked at The CORE since the summer of 2014.

Education

Graduated from Green Bay Preble High School in 1999
Graduated from Martin Luther College in 2003 with a B.A. in Theology
Graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2007 with a Masters of Divinity
Despite what some believe, all three diplomas were signed...



Leslye Ulman

Executive Assistant to the Pastoral Staff


Five ways to describe her

  • Likes to be organized.  
  • Enjoys traveling.  
  • Devoted to her husband and 4 children.  
  • Committed to ensuring that her family knows Jesus and has a lifelong relationship with Him.  
  • Passionate about Jesus’ undeserved love and free gift of eternal salvation.

Other places you're likely to find her

Organizing things at home, at kids’ sporting/musical events, taxi-ing kids to various extra-curricular activities.

Family

Married to Jeff and blessed with a daughter, Jordyn, and 3 sons, Jakob, Isaiah, & Boaz

Before The CORE

Worked as a Branch Manager for a local staffing service (1996-1999). Worked from home on a part-time basis while being a full-time stay-at-home Mom (1999-2005). Worked as an Office Manager and Financial Secretary for my husband’s utility construction company (2005-2010). Works at The CORE since 2011. 

Education

Graduated from Luther High School in 1989.  Graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.  Graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 1996 with a Masters in Business Administration.


Tim Glende

Lead Pastor, Administration, Worship at St. Peter campus


Five ways to describe him

  • Dedicated to the mission and vision of St. Peter and The CORE.  
  • Blessed by God with amazing family and friends.  
  • Committed to working out.   
  • Loves his church.  
  • Passionate about sharing Jesus and God's Word with others.

Other places you're likely to find him

Attending his son's sporting events at Fox Valley Lutheran; watching Ohio State football on a Fall Saturday afternoon, out on a date with his wife, at Planet fitness working out, getting coffee at Copper Rock.

Family

Married his wife Holly in Appleton, WI in 1995; blessed to have 2 children - daughter, Miranda; and son, Noah

Before St. Peter

Inner City Vicar, Northside Lutheran Ministries;  Milwaukee, WI (1997-1998),  Vicar/Sr. Vicar, St. Marcus Lutheran Church; Milwaukee, WI (1996-1998) Pastor, Bethlehem/Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church; Urbana/Savoy, IL (1998-2006), Youth and Outreach Pastor, St. Peter Lutheran Church; Appleton, WI (2006-2008)

Education

Graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary (High School) in 1990.  Graduated from Northwestern College, Watertown, WI with a Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts, 1994.  Graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI with a Master of Divinity in 1998


Jim Fleming

The "Beyond Sunday" Pastor


Five ways to describe him

  • Used to be the “New Guy", now becoming a reliable known quantity – began here at St. Peter in August 2015

  • overwhelmed with the many blessings of St. Peter and its people

  • loves to share the Gospel with everyone

  • thankful to be back in Wisconsin

  • thankful for his family, and for all the support he’s received since arriving here

    Other places you're likely to find him

    Out working on project of some sort – loves to build things, is a bit of a gear head, too; at a sporting event of one of his kids, or hunting or fishing…

    Family

    Married Rebecca Weeks in 1993; blessed with five children:  Harrison (21), a junior at WLC; Grant (19), a sophomore at WLC; Grace (17) attending FVL as a senior this year; Jackson (14), 8th grade; Lincoln (12), 6th grade

     

    Before St. Peter

    Jim owned and operated a successful business, Designer Decks and Spas, from 1991-1996.  In 1996, he was assigned to Zion Lutheran Church in Mission, SD, located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.  He served there two and a half years.  In January 1998, he accepted a call to serve as Navajo Mission Explorer in Farmington, NM, under the WELS Board for Home Missions.

    In September 2003, Jim was called to be an associate pastor at Christ the Rock Lutheran Church (CTR).   CTR and the Navajo Exploratory joined forces to become one ministry. 

    Education

    Spent his educational years in the WELS system; Luther Prep, Northwestern College and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  He spent one year of college at Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) in Milwaukee, WI, studying business.