November 21, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

  • I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • My favorite childhood memories were being able to fly a plane and I went on three cruises.
  • I am the 3rd generation of my family that belongs to this church.
  • My favorite thing to do is hang out with friends and family.
  • What I love most about being a member of this church is that I get to be included in lots of things.
  • I’ve been a member of our church for 12 years.
  • My favorite place to visit is my cabin in Northern Wisconsin and it’s my favorite spot in the world!
  • I’m most passionate about my service to my country.
  • I have Morton’s toe (my big toe is shorter than my middle toe).
  • I’m a 2nd degree black belt in karate.
  • My best friend is the son of the pastor at another Presbyterian Church.

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Elliott Stenson!

Did you guess correct? What gave it away? Was it the Morton’s toe?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight of Name that Member!

November 7, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

  • I was born and raised in Southeast Wisconsin.
  • Growing up, my family loved to camp, and my siblings and I would line up tallest to smallest and sing songs from the Sound of Music for the campers.
  • I have seven brothers and one sister.
  • I DID NOT marry my high school sweetheart.
  • I LOVE to eat sweets! Chocolate cake with buttercream frosting is the best but I do love a powdered paczki.
  • I love how our congregation fellowships together. Especially during potluck lunches!
  • I have been a member of the church for 32 years.
  • My favorite vacation was in Italy visiting the Vatican, seeing the Statue of David, and then being in Assisi. Assisi is one of the most beautiful places ever!
  • What I’m most passionate about is my family.
  • When I was in college, I punched a guy in the face for picking on my friend.
  • I LOVE STEAK and DURKE FRIED ONIONS!
  • I love to sit on the beach in the sun.

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Loni McCormick!

Did you guess correct? What gave it away?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight of Name that Member!

October 17, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

  • I was born and raised in Winneconne, Wisconsin
  • My favorite childhood memory is playing night games with neighborhood friends. We played kick-the-can, ghost in the graveyard and sardines among others
  • I come from a single parent family
  • I’m mechanically inclined
  • I enjoy playing Magic the Gathering
  • I served in the AmeriCorps
  • I love my profession and am passionate about the work that I do
  • What I love most about being a member of the church is the community and seeing how we serve outside of the church building
  • I’ve fixed or repaired 3 Pontiacs and drove all of them for over 200,000 miles so I either like to work on cars or I’m poor, or both
  • I’m a diehard Brewer fan and enjoy playing slow pitch softball
  • Once when I sat in the front row next to the visitors box at a Brewer game there was an outstanding play followed by 3rd baseman, Bill Hall, throwing me the ball that was played
  • I’m also most passionate about my football team, the Badgers and the Bucks
  • In my youth I was a Collegiate Track and Field athlete
  • It may be hard to picture today, but once upon a time, I had long curly hair

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Joel Morien!

Did you guess correct? What gave it away?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight of Name that Member!

September 26, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

  • I was born in Waterloo, Iowa and grew up in Hudson, about 15 miles south of Waterloo.
  • I was a 5 year letter winner in softball (starting in 8th grade).
  • I was active in basketball, band and tennis.
  • I was president of my class.
  • I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I majored in Elementary Education, Spanish, with a coaching minor.
  • I grew up attending First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo where I was baptized, attended youth group, got married, and held my dad’s funeral.
  • I met my husband at age 16 and we’ve been together since I was 17 and he was 18, so after we graduated from college he proposed and asked me to move to Green Bay for his job.
  • My husband and I celebrated 30 years of marriage this year.
  • We moved to Green Bay in 1991 where I first taught preschool, then 3rd/4th grade and Spanish at a private school before joining the Green Bay Area Public Schools.
  • I joined the church in 2001 and raised my 2 children here, where they were both baptized & confirmed.
  • I have served as an Elder and on PNC, as well as several committees here at First Pres.

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Lisa Olson!

How well did you know Lisa?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight of Name that Member!

September 12, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

  • I was born and raised in the Midwest.
  • My favorite childhood memories are of taking lots of family camping vacations.
  • I have one sister, two brothers…two daughters and one grandchild.
  • My favorite thing in the whole wide world to do is anything and everything having to do with retirement.
  • What I love most about our church is the close feeling of the congregation. You really are a second family to me.
  • I moved to Green Bay in 1965 and have lived in this area since that time except for living in Chicago for 2+ years and in Las Vegas for 1-1/2 years.
  • I’ve been a member of the church since 1974.
  • My favorite place to vacation is Las Vegas.
  • What I’m most passionate about is spending time with my family and friends, and being able to help out others.
  • I have always enjoyed dancing and took tap dance lessons from grades four through eight and did a lot of line dancing in the ’90s.
  • April 9, 1983 I saw John Davidson at the Carlton Inn in Green Bay. We had seats right next to the stage and before he began to perform he handed me his beautiful navy blue sequined jacket to hold during his performance.
  • I have completed the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk (5.2 miles) across the Mackinac Bridge four times. My first time was in 2014 at the age of 66.
  • In 1962 I was crowned Valentine’s Queen in my freshman year of high school. The queen was chosen by ballots cast by high school students. I was extremely shocked when my name was drawn however I found out later that my friends had stuffed The Ballot Box with my name. 
  • I was 4th Runner-Up and Miss Congeniality in the 1967 Miss Green Bay pageant. This was the year that Terry Anne Meeuwsen won…she later went on to become Miss Appleton, Miss Wisconsin and then Miss America!
  • If you haven’t figured out who I am yet, here is a final clue which may help. My neighbors in the hereafter for all of eternity will be Carol and Gerald Christiansen.

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Judy Knutzen-Nerad!

You couldn’t possibly have known all that about Judy, did you?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight of Name that Member!

August 22, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

  • I have a childhood memory from when I was in the 6th grade I was called into the principal’s office right before Christmas. I knew I hadn’t done anything wrong but I was still scared! Turns out they just wanted me to emcee the Christmas pageant. They didn’t have microphones back then and I had a loud voice
  • 6th grade was a memorable year because not only did I emcee the Christmas pageant, I got to see President Eisenhauer as his motorcade drove downtown
  • I am the youngest of 6. I had one sister and have 1 brother remaining of 4
  • I am married with 4 children and 5 grandchildren
  • I love to cross stitch and watch HGTV
  • What I love the most about our church is how it’s growing and keeping up with the times but still keeping the integrity of the original church
  • I have been a member of the church my whole life
  • My favorite vacation memories are visiting Washington D.C. when I was pregnant with my first child. I loved visiting Ford’s Theater and the rooming house across the street where Lincoln died
  • I am most passionate about trying to lead a good Christian life
  • I was a preemie when I was born. I weighed under 5#. My diapers were men’s handkerchiefs and I wore doll clothes until I was almost 2. Nothing else fit!

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Jane Bies!

Betcha didn’t know all that about our Cake Lady, did you?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight of Name that Member!

August 8, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

  • I grew up in Little Suamico, Wisconsin
  • I have 1 sister
  • My favorite childhood memory is spending time up North in Presque Isle, Wisconsin with my cousins
  • My first pet was a hamster named Reggie
  • What I enjoy most in the whole wide world is spending time at home with my family
  • I was baptized in 1988
  • I’ve been a member of the church since 2002
  • My birthday is in August which makes my zodiac sign Virgo
  • My favorite movie is Sweet Home Alabama
  • I’m a lover of all types of music genres and eras
  • One thing that no one would ever guess about me is that I’m a licensed drone pilot

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Bobbi Holl!

Betcha didn’t know all that about Bobbi, did you?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight of Name that Member!

July 25, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

• I was born in Waukon, IA (which is Northeast Iowa – about 20 miles from the Mississippi River and 20 miles from the Minnesota border)
• My first 10 years of life, I lived on a farm
• I was the oldest of three girls
• I graduated from the University of Dubuque with a major in Christian Education and a minor in Social Studies
• We moved around Wisconsin and Iowa when our three kids were young but where we really raised our family was Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
• After 20 years I moved to Mitchell, South Dakota and this is where I retired
• Before I started working outside the home I enjoyed giving piano lessons to a number of young people
• Music has always been important to me, first it was piano then clarinet then organ
• I volunteered as a 4-H Leader
• I’ve been a member of the church since 2004

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Shirley Schoffelman!

Betcha didn’t know all that about Shirley, did you?

Tell us your story! Complete our Name that Member Form or email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member!

July 11, 2022 Name that Member BIG REVEAL!

Name that Member

Earlier this week we featured our Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member through email and on our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our Member’s story:

• I have two daughters and three grandchildren
• My favorite song is Living on a Prayer by Jon Bon Jovi
• My favorite movie is Grease 1
• My favorite play is Jesus Christ Superstar
• My best friend’s name is Anna
• I’m (admittedly) outspoken (I own it)
• I don’t suffer fools gladly
• I’ve been a member of the church since 1997
• I’ve served on committees, and as Deacon and Elder
• Something people might not know about me is that I swim every day from 5am-6am and kayak weekly

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Stephanie Fahringer!

Betcha didn’t know all that about Stephanie, did you?

Tell us your story! Email csimonet@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight Name that Member!

Name that Member! And, the BIG REVEAL

Name that Member

About Name that Member!

We’re excited to tell you about a new feature of our social media and newsletter: Name that Member!

We debuted “Name that Member!” on our social channels with Ginny Amen’s 103rd birthday and we’d like to feature YOU too in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight!

We know how long you’ve been a member of the church and when your birthday is, but what else do we know about you?

Where did you grow up? How many brothers and sisters do you have? What’s your favorite childhood memory? What was your first pet? Or have you not had one yet? What’s your favorite activity? What’s your favorite movie? Favorite song? What’s one thing that no one would ever guess about you?

Tell us your story! Let’s have some fun and get to know each other a little better.

Please email communications@firstpresgreenbay.org with your fun facts so we can feature you in an upcoming Monday Member Spotlight so fellow members can Name that Member!

July – Name that Member – BIG REVEAL!

Earlier this week we featured our July Name that Member through email and our social media and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! In case you missed it, here’s our member’s story:

• I grew up in Ames, Iowa until I was almost 7 and then we moved to Green Bay
• I have 1 brother and 2 sisters
• My favorite childhood memory is going to western Iowa to visit my mom’s parents and spend quality time with my cousins
• My first pet growing up was a medium sized dog named Magoo; after we got married, a parakeet named Toby. We ended up having 7 parakeets at one point.
• My favorite activity is spending time with family is first, especially grandkids. Crafting and gardening are a very close tie for second. Traveling in the Midwest is third.
• My favorite movie is Major League
• My favorite song is Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
• Something no one would guess about me is that I have a habit of ‘rescuing’ plants from garden centers toward the end of the summer when they end up on a clearance table and they look real sad. I end up with more than I can plant before it gets cold, so they winter in my garage so I can plant them the following spring.

Who am I?

Do you give up?

I’m Becky Christianson! Betcha didn’t know all that about Becky, did you?

Tell us your story! Email communications@firstpresgreenbay.org so you can be featured in an upcoming Name that Member profile!