Our Staff

Pastor

Rev. Jan Christensen loves being a pastor! She began sensing a call to ministry in the spring of 2000, while working as a middle school counselor in Nebraska. The call came as quite a surprise and started her on a journey of discernment. Entering seminary a year later in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she discovered God leading her into the PC (USA). Transferring to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Jan graduated in December of 2004. Ordained a few months later, Jan served as interim associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, In 2008, she answered a call to serve here.

“I think my favorite part of ministry is seeing God at work and having the privilege of joining in this work. Psalm 130: 7 has been an encouragement in ministry, reminding me of God’s great power and desire to redeem! I’m enjoying my time in Le Mars. Loving the congregation, sharing God’s work, practicing faith together and seeing signs of spiritual fruit has been a blessing!”

Contact Pastor Jan by email at: puccpastor@premieronline.net or call (712) 546-6624

Office Administrator

 

Contact Tammy by email at: puccoffice@premieronline.net or call (712) 546-6624

Accountant

Tara Ladenthin, an accountant at Williams & Co., started working with the church in 2014. She enjoys being able to come to the church once a week. She says, “The most enjoyable part of my involvement with the church is the people. Getting to come to the church once a week is a privilege I truly enjoy!” 

Noah’s Ark Director & Head Teacher

Shannon Jensen is our Director and Head Teacher for Noah’s Ark Preschool. She started working with our preschoolers in 2012. The most enjoyable part of her job is definitely the kids! She says “Getting to be the children’s first school teacher and creating the foundation of all their future learning is an absolute blessing.” 

Contact Shannon by email at: puccnoahsark@premieronline.net or call (712) 546-6626

Noah’s Ark Assistant Teacher

Megan Dirksen has been helping teach our preschoolers since 2017. She enjoys working with the students and seeing how excited they get when they learn new things. She says, “I love their little personalities and how much fun it is to be with them.”

 

Music Director

Deb Thompson started as the interim choir director in 2013 and soon became the choir director. She says, “Music is important and I love bringing a song together as a group and finding new music that provides a challenge and tells a great story.”

 

Organist/Pianist

Laurey Zwart has been blessing PUCC with her musical talents since 1983!

 

Custodian

Eddie McKee has been our custodian since 2019.