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Pastor Sarah Stobie comes to Bay Shore after serving a congregation in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She and her husband, Pete, moved here to Milwaukee and bought a home this past May. Pastor Sarah was born and raised in Michigan—baptized in a Lutheran Church in America congregation, and confirmed at the University Chapel (Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod) while a student at Western Michigan University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing and also in Spanish. After graduation, she began working in a Reformed seminary in Holland, Michigan, where she met her first female pastor. Since she herself felt the call to ministry at 11, but was discouraged from pursuing, it was here she felt strengthened to leave the LCMS and serve God’s church with a different denomination. As a single mother of 2 daughters, she began her studies for a Master’s in Divinity, which she received in 2001 from Western Theological Seminary. During this time, she also worked for 2 churches in children’s ministries. After graduation, Pastor Sarah took some time for discernment (and to pay bills!). During this time, she met her husband, began working full time at an ELCA congregation, and began pursuing ordination in the ELCA. She was ordained in 2010, and began her call at the same church which welcomed her, Trinity Lutheran in Grand Rapids. She worked for Trinity for 9 years, and then felt called to pursue ministry in a new setting in Pennsylvania. After serving there as a solo pastor, Pastor Sarah again felt moved to pursue a call and the Spirit led her to Bay Shore for an interview during the Polar Vortex of 2019. After meeting with the Call Committee and much prayer, she accepted their call as Pastor on April 16, 2019.
Pastor Sarah is passionate about serving Christ in the context of the parish. She finds joy in sharing God’s love, preaching the Word, and helping those in need. A lot has changed while she has been working in churches, but Pastor Sarah feels these changes are simply the kingdom’s expansion and expression of God’s love. As she serves at Bay Shore, she hopes to equip members to be leaders of intentional change and grace-sharers in our many ministries.
Pastor Sarah is supported by her husband, Pete, and her two daughters, Amy and Lucy Jane. When she is not doing ministry, she enjoys spending time at home reading, watching Netflix!, and doing various projects. As winter settles in, she knits and crochets.
Come to worship on Sunday and meet Pastor Sarah! She would like to get to know you, your story and how you would like to become a part of the Bay Shore family. You are welcome here. Come as you are!
Kate has been the Parish Administrator at Bay Shore Lutheran Church since 2000. She also coordinates the Sunday School program for ages 3 years through 5th grade and a Children’s Choir music program that augments worship services a few times a year. She says that it is a joy and honor to share her gifts with the families of Bay Shore. She considers the work she does as a “calling.
Dulcie has been a member of Bay Shore Lutheran for 30 years. She started accompanying the children’s choir when her daughter was in first grade and began accompanying the adult choir a few years later. In 2000, she became Bay Shore’s minister of keyboard music for Sunday services. Dulcie has degrees in music and journalism from the University of Nebraska, and is the senior copy editor with Taste of Home, Reminisce and other magazines in Milwaukee. Dulcie and her husband, Scott, live in Whitefish Bay. Their son, Nathaniel, is an electrical engineer in Germantown and their daughter, Tegan, is a data analyst in Brookfield.
Daniel Ellis has a B.M. in vocal performance from Iowa State University, and a M.M. in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to directing the choir at Bay Shore Lutheran Church since 2018, Danny is an adjunct professor of voice at Beloit College. He also maintains private studios for voice and piano lessons in Whitefish Bay and Menomonee Falls. Danny also performs opera professionally, including productions with the Florentine Opera Company and Milwaukee Opera Theatre. He has been a featured oratorio and concert soloist in works such as Handel’s Messiah and John Stainer’s Crucifixion. One of the highlights of his time at the church has been a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. During his tenure as choir director, the choir has more than doubled in size. When not involved in musical activities, Danny enjoys playing tennis and watching superhero movies with his son, Benton.
Scott Cook is a nationally regarded cellist who, as artist-in-residence at Bay Shore Lutheran Church, enhances our worship services at least once a month with a wide variety of styles and selections from the cello repertoire. Scott is the founder of the Cello Institute of Milwaukee, which has its studio and performing space in Bay Shore Lutheran. Scott is a former faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carthage College and Carroll University and was also the artistic director of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Workshop in Asheville, NC.
Dan Noble has been a custodian at Bay Shore for over 20 years and he describes it as a “labor of love.” Born in rural Alabama, Dan has lived in the Milwaukee area since 1969. He has two children: an adult son, Dan Jr., and a younger daughter named Danielle. Dan also works as a volunteer with area homeless organizations, particularly Guest House. “It’s my passion,” said Dan, who was homeless at one time and understands the challenges
Bob has been a member of Bay Shore since 2002. He has been serving as the treasurer since 2010. He is employed as an accountant with the city of Milwaukee.