Pastor Doug Olson was called as a coordinating pastor to Yellow Lake Lutheran Church in June 2008. He describes the life and work of Yellow Lake Lutheran Church as living the good life in the love of God in Jesus for all people. Pastor Olson is married to Dawn, and together they have four children and 13 grandchildren. They have served congregations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. He graduated from Augsburg College and Luther Theological Seminary. Pastor Olson hails from St. James, Minnesota. He enjoys art, hunting, fishing and cutting wood.
Pastor Sandy Carpenter
Pastor Sandy Carpenter, a graduate of Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, retired from full-time ministry in June of 2020, and moved to the Luck, Wisconsin area with her young Lab/German Shorthair pup Molly. She began part-time ministry at Yellow Lake Lutheran Church in November 2020. Previously, she had served congregations in North Dakota and Minnesota. Pastor Sandy has two sons, Troy and his wife Abbey who live in Lakeville, Minnesota, and Mike and his wife Amanda who live in Woodbury, Minnesota. She also has four grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, Nick, and Michaela. She has many hobbies and interests, but spends most of her time these days walking in the beauty of the Wisconsin woods and grasslands with Molly.
Pastor Steve Ward
Pastor Steve Ward was raised a salvationist in the Salvation Army Church near Manitowoc. He was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, has served as a United Methodist Church pastor, a Baptist Church pastor and now an ELCA Lutheran Church pastor.
“The way I look at it, although it’s five denominations, it’s the same God”.
After being called to the ministry at age 48, Pastor Steve got his first appointment at the Black Creek United Methodist Church near Green Bay in 1990.
After serving there for 10 months, he moved to Siren in 1991 and served the Siren and Lewis United Methodist churches for 13 years before moving to Elroy-Wonewoc, where he served 4 years before retiring to Webster.
Called to serve as interim pastor at Falun Baptist Church, he was there for 12 years.
After “re-retiring” at the end of June 2022, he recently accepted the call to join the team of pastors at Yellow Lake Lutheran Church.