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John has been one of the Pastors at UNITY since its inception in 2017 and then at one of UNITY’s predecessors, Cross of Life, since 1996. Prior to that he served in church positions in central Wisconsin and the New York City area.

John and Barbara have been married for 40 years and have two adult sons, David and Michael. Barb is a physician who is also a Presbyterian Pastor. Her primary work is as the Medical Director at the Bread of Healing Free Clinic in Milwaukee. David currently lives in Amsterdam and Michael in Atlanta.

John’s favorite things, in no particular order are: not sitting still, laughing, reading, lap swimming, gardening, being outside in any weather, and the delight of how human and biblical stories never get old.

Sherrie has been serving as Pastor at Cross of Life and UNITY since August 2006. It was when she was in 7th grade that she began to feel a call to ordained ministry. She is the 7th person (and the 4th woman) ordained from her home congregation of Grace Lutheran in Tomahawk, Wis.

Sherrie majored in Religion at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and received her Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Through seminary, she served at Capitol Drive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee and at Bethany Lutheran in Escanaba, Mich.

Her husband Matthew is a Master Electrician and owns his own electrical business. Matt and Sherrie have three sons, George, James and Peter, and a daughter Emily.

Muriel began her position with UNITY on October 15, 2013. She leads our Adult Education, Small Group, and Servanthood ministries.

Muriel received her Master of Divinity degree from Vancouver School of Theology in May 2013, was married in July (to Andrew) and moved to the Milwaukee area in late August as Andrew began his studies at the Marquette University Law School.

Muriel and Andrew have a Welsch Corgi, Manny, whose heart can easily be won through treats. Muriel's faith, personable ways, and theological training are of great benefit to our work together here at UNITY.


Nancy has been with Christ the King and UNITY since 2004 as the Office Administrator and joined CTK as a member in 2013.  She is responsible for providing office support to UNITY staff members, as well as performing the day-to-day functions of the CTK campus office.

Nancy grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and married Ken in 1977. They have three adult children – Elizabeth (married to Mike), Laura (Married to Paxton) and Kenny – and 8 grandchildren.

After her own children were in school full-time, Nancy began working as an Office Administrator for her church in Texas. From that point on she was hooked, and has served in that role for four congregations due to job transfers with her husband.

In her free time Nancy enjoys attending Bible Study, golfing, coaching Special Olympics and spending time with family – especially her grandchildren.

Ann formally joined our staff in March 2015. She initially was the primary administrator, bookkeeper, and webmaster. Ann will serve only as our Webmaster when she hands over the interim bookkeepeing role to Matt Griepentrog.

She was integral in the development of our UNITY website. Ann occasionally plays clarinet in worship and has traveled on trips with our youth.

A native Minnesotan, Ann has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Engineering in Electric Power Engineering from RPI in New York. She worked in the electric power field for close to 25 years and shares two patents for work related to power transmission control systems.

Ann, her husband Jay, and their twins Abby and Nick, moved from Georgetown, MA to Brookfield in November 2013. In May 2022, Nick graduated from UW-Madison and Abby graduated from UW-Stout. Nick is attending graduate school in Cambridge, MA. Jay is an executive for GE Healthcare and plays in the Worship Band. Ann enjoys performing with the summer Concord Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Police Band, and working on 1000-3000 piece jigsaw puzzles.

Lynn started full-time on UNITY's staff in April 2023. She is splitting her time as UNITY's admin and an expanded role Dir. of Music Ministry. She will continue as an accompanist.

Matt joined us on December 16, 2014 when he was initially hired as our Dir. of Youth Ministry. Matt will be splitting his time as bookkeeper and Dir. of Adult Programs in the new program year.

Program Directors

Lynn was born and raised in the Brookfield area. Her faith journey started in the Methodist Church. Searching for a new church home, and at the request of her daughter to go to the ‘pretty blue church' with her friends, she found the warm and welcoming congregation at Cross of Life, and joined in 1990. Lynn immersed herself in the life of the church, serving on committees and on church council. But having been a musician since she was young, she found a new instrument in handbells, and joined Gloria Dei Handbells, as well as sang in Senior Choir. Eventually her love of music led to becoming the accompanist for both the Youth and Senior Choirs.

While completing her bachelors degree in business, she also learned to play the organ and officially joined our staff as Organist in 1998. In 2021 she also joined the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble, now housed at UNITY’s Christ the King campus. In April 2023 Lynn became a full-time UNITY staff member as an Administrator and Director of Music Ministry.

Lynn and her husband, Jeff, were married at COL in 1992. They enjoy spending time together with friends, reading and relaxing with their family lake home in northern WI.

A graduate of Brookfield Central High School, Michelle earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at UW-Madison, followed by her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction from Cardinal Stritch University. She later worked for Brookfield Elementary, first as a Learning Support Teacher, then as a Program Support Teacher, until she was named Associate Principal in 2014.

Michelle first joined our Cross of Life campus with her parents in the 1980’s, later marrying her husband Mike there in 1989. She and Mike have three children – Mitch, Marcus and Madison – all of whom grew up immersed in our many different youth offerings.

Over the years, Michelle has served as a Sunday School teacher for Saturday evening services and as a Confirmation Small Group Leader. Mike serves as Worship Assistant and helped foster the collaboration between Cross of Life and Christ the King years ago. 

In addition to spending as much time as they can with their kids, Michelle and Mike enjoy taking their road bikes on trails – whether here in Brookfield or all around Wisconsin. 

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Matt joined us on December 16, 2014 as Dir. of Youth Ministry. Prior to coming here, Matt worked for seven years at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake, MN, responsible for overseeing the Youth Program, Sunday School, Confirmation and Vacation Bible School.

Matt was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School. He moved to St. Paul, MN, to attend Concordia University, where he took courses in the Director of Christian Education Program and majored in Parish Administration. He graduated from Concordia in May 2007 and joined South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church that fall.

In 2010 Matt married Joy, who teaches at Lake Country Lutheran High School. Their first child Elliott was born in May 2016 and Ava born in February 2019.

In his free time, Matt loves spending time with his family and extended family (who live in the area), golfing, running, watching old movies, and traveling up north.

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Music Directors

Stacey has been with Christ the King and UNITY since 2013. She directs the Praise Bands at both campuses and the Handbell Choir at the CTK campus.  Before coming to CTK she served in various churches in the Milwaukee area as a Worship Leader and Pianist.

Stacey is the Church Choral Editor for Hal Leonard Corporation and holds a Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble.

Stacey is married to Kevin and they have one son, Ryan. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys geocaching, reading and doing counted cross-stitch.

Molly holds a bachelors and masters degree in music. She has worked as a music professor, private voice teacher, lifeguard, camp counselor, exercise instructor, and choir director, but her favorite job is activities director as Mom.

Molly is married to Ian, who works as the City Forester for Madison, WI. They have three daughters: Greta, Britta and Mila. Molly and Ian are residents of Bay View and take advantage of all the activities the area has to offer, especially biking, running along and swimming in Lake Michigan, and outdoor live music events.


Janet has been with Christ the King campus since 2007, having over thirty-five years of experience in church music. She now serves as the Director of Youth Choirs for both campuses of UNITY Lutheran church.

Janet was born and raised in a small farming community in the Red River Valley of North Dakota near Grand Forks. Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, Janet is quite familiar with the Lutheran traditions of strong faith, abundant Holy Spirit and coffee with anything at any time of day.

Janet previously worked for Hal Leonard Corporation as an Editor in the Choral Music Department and as the Editor-in-Chief of Music Express, an educational magazine for teachers and students. Janet and her husband, Bob, live in Elm Grove with their two sons, Jacob and Jonathan.