Staff & Board of Directors

Pastor Emily Tveite, Director & Campus Pastor

Pastor Emily Tveite began her work at Lutheran Campus Ministry in August 2015. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and earned her undergraduate degree in Religion from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She completed her seminary studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  During that time, she served as Intern at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Vancouver, WA. The experience of working in the Pacific Northwest inspired her passion for journeying with those new to the Christian faith and equipped her for working in a climate of declining religiosity.

More recently, Pastor Emily served as Associate Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oregon, WI, where her work focused on faith formation for all ages. Her husband, Paul Tveite, is a Software Engineer. They are parents to young humans, Eleanor and Vera, and dog, Olive. Emily enjoys cooking and eating, playing board games, and reading. She loves to travel and especially visiting America’s National Parks.

Contact Emily at or 608-257-7178.

Student Interns

These are the students working with LCM for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Riley Brutto – Faith & Vocation Fellow: Choral Scholar at Luther Memorial
  • Greta Eggert – Student Ministry Intern: Communications

  • Abby Gandrud – Faith & Vocation Fellow: Youth & Family Ministry at Luther Memorial

  • Andy Goetz – Student Ministry Intern: Faith Formation

  • Panka McGuire – Student Ministry Intern: Fellowship

  • Lizzie Pfaff – Faith & Vocation Fellow: Oakwood Village Healthcare & Chaplaincy

Board of Directors

The Lutheran Campus Ministry board meets monthly to oversee the work of LCM, support students and pastors, envision the long-term work of LCM, and help raise awareness of the mission and ministry of LCM in the South Central Synod of Wisconsin.

Executive Committee:
Rev. Tim Dean, McFarland Lutheran Church (President)
Pam Shellberg, Bethel Lutheran Church (Vice President)
Helen Troutman, Bethel Lutheran Church (Secretary)
Bill Braham, Luther Memorial Church (Treasurer)

At Large:
Teresa Palumbo, Messiah Lutheran Church
Rev. Brad Pohlman, Luther Memorial Church
Bjorn Hanson, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Bishop Joy Mortensen-Wiebe, South Central Synod of Wisconsin Representative

LCM Students:
Josefine Jaynes, Student Representative
Abby Gandrud, Student Representative

Staff (Ex-Officio):
Rev. Emily Tveite, Campus Pastor & Director


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