Entertainment/Speakers


 

We are grateful to have 

The Warnke Duo

share their gift of music with us for

our Saturday evening entertainment.

The Warnke Duo is a multi-genre duo based out of Appleton, WI. The group consists of siblings, Adam and Emily Warnke. Adam is currently studying Trumpet Performance under Brent Turney along with a Jazz Studies minor under Mathew Buchman at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Emily is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree (piano emphasis) under Molly Roseman. Adam and Emily have been making music together for over a decade and love performing all types of music. Both are graduates of Fox Valley Lutheran High School and have been heavily influenced by both traditional and contemporary worship music. We look forward to making music with you! 

 Meet our Speakers:

  Jarrod Pfarr:

On Friday night Jarrod will start us off on our journey with contentment as he helps us take a stand against the negative influences in the world around us.   

Jarrod Pfarr holds a degree in Elementary Education from Martin Luther College, and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine, California, and is excited to challenge you to think differently. He is currently promoting an online platform centered on leadership known as Project 4:12.

Naomi Schmidt:

On Saturday Naomi will focus on “The Secret of Contentment.” Even in a life of grace, Satan loves to plant seeds of discontent and cast shadows of doubt to darken our joy. Yet the Word of God not only fills us with peace—it protects us from those attacks and strengthens us when we face them! Naomi will point us to powerful truths of Scripture that shape our thinking and guard our hearts against Satan’s lies. Live in the fullness of Christ and be content in any and every situation!

Naomi is a life-time student of the Word who loves connecting women with Scripture to help them apply Christ-centered truths with meaning and relevance. She teaches Bible study and writes devotions, prayers and Advent by Candlelight services. She enjoys encouraging women as she speaks at events and conferences, and serves on the WELS Women’s Ministry Executive Committee. Naomi recently published a personal and group Bible study, “Ruth – Living in God’s unfailing faithfulness.”
Naomi and her husband have been blessed with 7 grandchildren who keep them busy and very happy!

Julie Karbula:           

“’Just’ a Journey to Contentment” 

Maybe you’ve thought about yourself this way. If not, you know someone who has. I’m “just” a mom. I’m “just” an assistant. I’m “just” a teacher’s aide. The truth is, God doesn’t make “just a’s.” You were made ON purpose WITH purpose. Life doesn’t always take us on the paths we had planned for ourselves. Yet, through Christ, we can follow that path and find true joy and contentment on the journey.

Hey friends! My name is Julie Karbula and I love Jesus, coffee, and living a healthy life. I am a 40 year old former teacher turned teacher’s aide, a wife to Nick, and mom to Taylor (15), Maya (13), Ella (12), and Riggins (9). I moonlight as an online health and fitness coach, and from that hobby blossomed my social media platform, “Fueled by Faith and Fitness.” It is there that I use “fitness as my witness” to encourage and share Jesus with others. That has turned into a place where I share my daily life as a busy mom, and how facing each new challenge is only possible when we look to our God for the guidance, strength, support, comfort and true peace we can only find in Him. By God’s grace we are never alone! I can’t wait to meet you!

Nicole Smith:      

Nicole will focus on “Strength in Contentment”. “There is nothing mediocre about any of the Lord’s callings. Every calling, every season, plays an important part in our journey here on earth and our relationship with God. So trust in him; trust in his promise to uphold you and be assured that God will never lead you down any road He isn’t prepared to travel with you.”

Nicole is an ordinary woman who loves Jesus and trusts Him to get her through this broken world. A wife and mother of three (one in heaven and two children on earth), this season of life is teaching her a few lessons in humility and grace. She is continually amazed at how the Lord blesses her in the most unpredictable ways. Nicole and her family reside in Sussex, WI and attend Northbrook Church in Richfield, WI.

 

On Sunday Pastor Leon Ehlert will share a Bible study with us on Phil. 4:13 and lead our worship service.