Meet Our Staff & Lay Leadership

Although our staff and lay leadership come from diverse backgrounds and experience, they have one thing in common. Each is committed to sharing the Good News that " God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." (John 3:16)

Staff

Glenn D. Meyer

Pastor

Rev. Glenn Meyer will serve as our full-time pastor and lead us as we prepare to call our next resident pastor (probably sometime in the last half of 2020). He is a native Nebraskan and comes from a long line of Lutheran Christian farmers. He is the oldest of eleven children, and his parents still live in the Norfolk area. He met his wife, Susan ( Bergquist) at Concordia, Seward. They were married at King of Kings, Omaha, NE and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. God has blessed Pastor and Sue with three children: two daughters, each married to Lutheran pastors, and a son, currently a missionary/teacher who will soon return to Concordia Seminary for his fifth year of study.

Jill Clausen

Church Secretary

Jill has been a member of Mount Olive all of her life. She previously worked for the church as a preschool helper, then as a preschool teacher. She has taught Sunday School intermittently for the last 30 years and held volunteer positions on many church boards and committees. She married her husband, Paul, in 1998, and they live in Raven Oaks. Her hobbies include reading and traveling.

Rachel Misiolek

Organist/Choir Director

Rachel has been Mount Olive's Organist and Choir Accompanist since 2011. In 2019, she took on the added duties of Choir Director and Worship Planner. As an accomplished organist, pianist, and violinist, she is at the core of our congregation's worship music. Rachel spends her days as a teacher with Omaha Public Schools in the music classroom. When she is not working she enjoys spending time at home relaxing with her husband and two young daughters and infant son.

 

Lay Leaders

Victor Padron

Executive Director

Victor has been a Mount Olive member since 1991 and has served in numerous leadership and teaching positions. In addition to presently serving as Executive Director, he is the driving force behind Mount Olive’s health ministry. Victor is a retired associate professor of pharmacy sciences at Creighton University. His career has also included being a practicing pharmacist and service as a U.S. naval officer. Married in 1978, he and his wife, Jody, have three adult children. Victor enjoys Bible study (and how history, human behavior, and archeology inform that study), music, travel, the outdoors, and classic movies.

Betsy (Wegner) Kosch

Assistant Executive Director

Betsy brings energy, optimism, and an encouraging spirit to her post. She grew up in Florence as part of the Mt. Olive family. Betsy is currently principal at Joslyn Elementary School. She is passionate about children's education, including teaching them about Jesus. Betsy and her husband, Paul, have four children. Since Betsy and Paul come from large families, they feel blessed to have their children’s aunts, uncles, and cousins worship and attend Sunday School with them on Sundays.

Bonnie White

Treasurer

Bonnie's mother invited her to Mount Olive as an adult. In Bonnie's words, "It has proved to be a great church family for me." Prior to retiring as a Contract Manager for Lincoln Financial Group, Bonnie crafted group health and life insurance policy provisions (which required regulatory approval from various state Department of Insurance regulators). Since retirement Bonnie spends her time traveling, working in her yard, enjoying the company of her friends, and (of course) keeping track of Mount Olive's income and expenses.

 

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