MEET THE STAFF

Karen Daffer

Karen Daffer

Office Secretary

Karen was born, raised, and lived in Holdrege, Nebraska from 1947 until 2012, when she and her husband Barry moved to Lincoln.  Karen graduated from high school in 1966, and attended college at Kearney State College. She later earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska – Kearney. Karen taught in the Holdrege Public School system from 1980 until her retirement in 2012. She and her husband have two children – a daughter Michelle, who is deceased, and a son, Lauren, who lives in Denver.  Karen and Barry also have five grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons.

Marie Sandell

Marie Sandell

Secretary for Pastoral Care

Marie has been a member of United since April 1961, at the time she was baptized and confirmed. As Secretary for Pastoral Care, she maintains the church database, which includes information about all members. She contacts all prospective members to facilitate their membership.

Marie helps with the various activities of the church office, including newsletters, bulletins, mailings, staff meetings and devotions, etc. She trains and schedules acolytes and coordinates the Activity Bag ministry. This is her second time on the church staff. In 2005, Marie feels God was leading her back to United’s staff with her unexpected retirement from full-time work. She is blessed that her family of two daughters and families, including five grandchildren, are all in Lincoln and active at United.

Jo Hill

Jo Hill

Bookkeeper

Denice Hoops

Denice Hoops

Financial Secretary & Organist

Bev White

Bev White

Director of Christian Education Ministries

Neil & Terese Johnson

Neil & Terese Johnson

Music Directors

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We cherish our Lutheran roots. Blessed with a respect for liturgy and a keen sense of reverance, we honor God with every action. You’ll find a great tolerance for trying to deepen our Christian faith with new music and worship practices but with a goal of coming closer to God and carrying out his will.

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