CORE Staff

Mike Novotny

pastormike@922ministries.com

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...



Michael Ewart

pastormichael@922ministries.com

Campus Pastor

5 ways to describe him

  • Loves to preach and teach God's Word
  • Problem solver -- especially enjoys helping others solve their problems with God's promises and principals
  • Blessed by God with an amazing wife and 6 kids
  • Blessed to have many experiences with people of other cultures (especially Russians and South Sudanese)
  • Loves tech, especially PC building and troubleshooting
      

Other places that you might find him

Attending his kids' various events and activities; at the YMCA working out; messing around with a computer - anywhere; coffee shop

Family

Married in 1995, he and his wife, Jenny, have 6 children. Daniel, Nathan, Anna, Jonathan, Julia, and Micah

Before St. Peter

Vicar year at Faith Lutheran Church, Anchorage, AK
Missionary to Russia (near Novosibirsk in Siberia) 1995-2007
Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE 2007-2016
Christian teaching and mentoring South Sudanese immigrants 2010-2016
Chairman for the Europe Administrative Committee for the Board for World Missions, 2015 - Present

Education

Graduated from Nebraska Lutheran High School in 1987
Graduated from Northwestern Lutheran College in 1991
Graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1995


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

pastortim@922ministries.com

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