Pastor Nicole Welke, Associate Pastor


Pastor Nicole joined our staff in January 2015.  She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN with a degree in religion with a coaching emphasis.  She received her Masters of Divinity at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in May 2014. Pastor Nicole did her internship at the Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence in Burke, VA. She also served as the Director of Christian Education and Youth and Family Ministry her senior year of seminary at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda, MD.   




Pastor Nicole grew up in Tomahawk, WI.  She has a younger sister who is currently in her second year at Gustavus.  Her parents live out in the country where Pastor Nicole first came to love the outdoors.  She enjoys pretty much any sport, along with any type of outdoor activity.  One of her favorite sports is swimming. She spends a great deal of time swimming, coaching and teaching.  She also enjoys reading and sewing.




Pastor Nicole’s love for the outdoors and God led her to Crossways Waypost for 6 summers between college and seminary.  It is a place where we are able to see God in new and exciting ways and creates a family.  Waypost is also, where she came to understand her call to ministry and to listen to the ways God was working in her life.




When it comes to ministry, she can’t pick one thing that excites her most about being called to be a pastor.  She looks forward to walking with individuals and the community to see how God is working within our midst and where God is leading us in the future.  She believes God has some exciting new things for us as God’s people and can’t wait to be part of a community ready to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in the world today. 







Congratulations to Pastor Nicole on her installation Sunday, April 12, 2015! We had a joyous worship service followed by a wonderful time of fellowship over ice cream sundaes.




August 17, 2017

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Evangelical Lutheran

Church in America




9:00 am Worship with ELW

and Holy Communion


6:15 pm with the praise band
and Holy Communion


All are welcome

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6:00 & 7:30 PM

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