Meet Our Staff

Pastor D.J. Rasner

Lead Pastor

Pastor D. J. has served Gloria Dei Lutheran Church since 2012, having served parishes in rural Wisconsin and Kansas. Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, he worked at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp for a number of summers when he began sensing a call to the ministry. Upon completing his undergraduate studies at the UW-Green Bay, he pursued his M. Div. at Wartburg Theological Seminary, graduating in 2006.

Kelly Ylitalo, LLM

Youth and Family Minister


Karen Harris

Office Administrator

Bruce Ragusett

Facilities Manager


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Choir Director

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Leslie Dukes

Worship Accompanist

Seth Helman

Worship Accompanist

Clay Hilman

Worship Accompanist

Jennifer Wenger

Worship Accompanist