Pastor Staci Marrese-Wheeler

Staci Marrese-WheelerStaci serves as the pastor of Lakeview Moravian Community Church, which she has done since 2009. With a variety of ecumenical service in Lutheran, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian and Methodist churches, Staci appreciates the blended, Protestant congregation of Lakeview Moravian. Staci has served in a variety of non-profit positions as ‘specialized ministry calls’ within her 19 years of pastoral service including a United Way director, an interfaith volunteer coordinator and a bereavement coordinator for a hospice program. All of these positions allowed Staci to work with families in life transition, which she found to be a good balance to her work in congregational settings.

Staci has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from Carroll College (1988), and a Masters of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA (1992).

 Jeff Stanek – Music Director

Jeff StanekJeff is a graduate of Madison West High School, and Indiana University where he majored in composition with a piano concentration.

Jeff is also the dance pianist for the University of Wisconsin Department of Dance, Chair of the Madison Area Piano Teachers Associated Composition Festival, Choir Director and Teaching Artist with Very Special Arts-Wisconsin, a freelance accompanist and a piano teacher. In short- Jeff is a busy guy!


Shadow the Church Dog

Shadow the Church DogShadow is a 4 year old Australian Shepherd, who accompanies Pastor Staci to the office on weekdays and on pastoral visits (when welcome). Shadow is a ‘rescue dog’ that came to live and work with Pastor Staci through the ARPH Breed Rescue program. Shadow is training to achieve his ‘therapy dog’ credentials with Pastor Staci. His good manners and loving temperament allow him to follow her into nursing homes, senior apartment buildings, schools and gatherings at church. Shadow is an equal-opportunity ‘snuggler’ and will lean into a good scratch from anyone. But if you are not a dog person and want to “just talk”, he is fine with that as well. :)


Lakeview’s Vocal Choir

Lakeview’s Vocal Choir is lead by the music team of Peter Putz, Lori Olson-Putz, and Jeff Stanek.  They sing for service nearly every Sunday from Fall to Spring. You can find them practicing on Wednesday evenings – they would love to have you join them!