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Introducing Interim Pastor Bob Friese 

Pastor Bob's first Sunday with was July 30

Email:       Cell Phone:  715-308-1681

I am a second-career pastor originally from the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, IL. I was ordained in September of 1997, soon after my graduation in May 1997 from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. (The 20th anniversary of my ordination is just around the corner - September 7, 2017!) After four years in my first call, in Galesburg, IL, I moved to Menomonie, WI to serve at Our Savior's in 2001. Since then I've had one permanent call (8 years in Dallas, WI) and several interim positions.

After 16 years here, I'm happy to call Menomonie my home. My mom still lives in Arlington Heights, IL; my dad passed away in April 2011; and I have two sisters, both married with kids; one in Kohler, WI and one in Wauconda, IL. My first career was marketing research, and I have a business degree from DePaul University in Chicago.

I'm active in Menomonie's theater organization, the Menomonie Singers, and verious local concerns.  I enjoy vocal music, acoustic guitar, biking, hiking, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, and I'm sort of a "foodie".  In the interest of full disclosure, I am loyal to the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs, but the Packers are my second favorite football team (I hope that helps!)   

I am honored and eager to serve as your interim pastor, and I'll strive to assist in every way possible with your effort to call a new full-time pastor. I know PLC has strong leadership and faithful lay members, so it's obvious that God is at work here. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the next steps may be challenging, but I'm certain they will be rewarding as well.   




Pastor Bob Friese
















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