As secretary I get to know everyone! I'm in the office every weekday morning from 9 to 12 noon, answering the phone, keeping our records, and preparing our Sunday service bulletins and monthly newsletters. I answer questions and help our busy church members find what and who they're looking for. I've been secretary for over twenty five years and a member of the church since 1974, so if you have a question, I can help you!
Director of Christian Education
I feel privileged and honored to be the Christian Education Director of the Manitowish Waters Community Church, and will strive to provide enthusiastic leadership and Christian values to the 4K- 8th grade students in our Youth Group program. By leading our staff to teach students about God’s life and love, we all hope to encourage our student’s faith, growth and involvement in the church with mission projects, fellowship and service opportunities. With today’s active and technological world, I am aware of the challenges and choices we are faced with to bring our youth to God’s House. Our curriculum will stress the importance of the true friend we all have in Our Savior who is with us not only in times of trouble, despair or heartache, but also in celebration and guidance. We will all rejoice with our church family when we witness our students displaying new and enriched spiritual growth in their daily lives. .
Tom Schroeter has served as our church's choir director for 28 years. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Music Education and Applied Voice. He studied voice at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee and in a master class program at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lennox, Massachusetts. After receiving his degree, Tom taught 7th through 12th grade vocal and general music in the Random Lake School District. During that time, he was fortunate to sing with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus.
In addition to directing the Manitowish Waters Community Presbyterian Church Choir, Tom conducts the Campanile Chorus, a Northwoods chorale affiliated with the Campanile Center of the Arts in Minocqua, Wisconsin. He has also taught voice lessons at the Campanile Center and was an adjudicator for the Wisconsin State Music Association.
Tom and his wife Susan moved to Manitowish Waters in 1983 to work in the family cranberry business. They have enjoyed living in the northwoods and raising two sons, Jesse and Joel.
Handbell Choir Director
Judy Erickson Has a Masters in Music from UW-Madison. After teaching Music at Carroll University for several years, she continued a forty-year long career of opera, oratorio and theater performance. Prior To moving to Manitowish Waters in 2004, She simultaneously directed Handbells at Elm Grove Community Methodist Church and Waukesha First Methodist Church for over 20 years.