Pastor Rev. Connie Weiss
Pastor serving CLC and OSLC
I was called to Christ Lutheran Church six years ago. Previously, I served at the Lutheran Campus Ministry at UW-Oshkosh for ten years. In these few years, I have been so inspired by a congregation willing to to move, not only once, but twice! Our first move involved the selling of 130+ building and relocating to a local community center. One year later, our congregation moved in with Our Savior’s Lutheran Church - where we were welcomed with open arms! Since then, I’ve been serving both congregations who have been collaborating in all aspects of ministry and operations. It is so exciting to see how active God is with these two congregations who trust in where God’s Holy Spirit is guiding them. And, they look forward to becoming officially - one body in Christ!
I am a second call pastor. Previous to my call to ministry, I worked as a video producer and writer for 22 years. Now, I see how God has used me and my previous experiences to minister in new and creative ways in the church. I have two grown daughters who live close by and a husband who supports me in every way.
Throughout my life, I have had an active role in the church and in my relationship with Christ. I truly believe in the love that God has for every person and all creation. Although the business of church can get complicated, I like to keep it simple by just loving God and others. And by doing that, I trust that the rest will fall into place. I have a true passion for people and to help connect them in ways that strengthen their relationship with God.
I’ve leaned heavily on Paul’s text to the Corinthian congregation who were going through a new time with some struggles of their own. Paul expressed his love and encouragement that this faith of theirs gives them a brand new start in this life. And, I have seen this exhibited in so many people who leave themselves open to what the Spirit can do - especially in times of change.
Believe this my friends… “if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (1 Corinthians 5:17) And, not only do I believe this, but it excites me to see how God is doing a new thing with us!
Megan is a Las Vegas native and moved to Wisconsin in 2019. Megan spent her college, undergrad years getting her Bachelor's degree in Biblical and Ministry studies from Hope International University. She is currently in her second year, working on her Masters degree at Loyola University in Pastoral Studies where she has a focus in Digital Media and Ministry and in Youth and Young Adult Ministry. She hopes to someday get her Doctorate degree and become a professor where she hopes to change the idea people have of "church."
Barb has been a member of Our Savior's for 35+ years. She's been on staff at Christ Lutheran since the fall of 2016. As we move forward together, her area of emphasis will be on preparing for worship services. She is always open to helping move our ministry forward in any way she can.
Custodian/ Building and Grounds
Hayden loves to go fishing. He is very active in his faith and loves to help out the church in any possible way he can. Hayden is a die hard Wisconsin sports fan and when he has free time he messes with my YouTube channel.
MAry Jo Rasmussen
Mary Jo has been a member of Our Savior's for 36 years. She has been in charge of finances for 11 years. She has two children and three grandchildren with one on the way. She is retired from the Oshkosh school district.
Maria is our Volunteer Director for Faith Formation, with her primary focus on Sunday School. She is married to Nick and they have one daughter, Marcy. Maria is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. She lived in a few other states with her spouse and they settled in Oshkosh 7 years ago to be near Nick’s family and to further his career. Maria has an extensive background in Early Childhood Development and Education and has worked as a Childcare provider for many years, before ultimately becoming a “stay-at-home” parent, and making plans to work towards a college degree in the future. Maria loves to read, actively participate in her faith, and can be found spending lots of time with her spunky daughter and supportive spouse.