People at St. Andrews

Karen Jewell

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Pastor Karen has a passion for faith formation and Lutheran traditions.  She loves preaching, teaching and worship design.   She was born in Traverse City, Michigan and grew up in Ann Arbor, but has lived overseas as a missionary in Lae, Papua New Guinea and in Kaohsiung, Taiwan as well as working and studying in  Minnesota and Ohio.  She trained for pastoral ministry at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and served a year of internship in Wausau, Wisconsin, before graduating in 1991.  She was ordained on November 10, 1991 at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, MI, and her first call was as an associate pastor to St John Lutheran Church in Ashwaubenon, WI.  Pastor Karen started as a solo pastor at St. Andrew’s on November 15, 1995.  She has felt that Oshkosh was a wonderful place to raise her one daughter, Libby, and she would like to contribute to the health and well-being of this community. 

Phone: 920-235-6616

Patty Koplitz

Youth Director
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Hello! I am the Youth Director here at St. Andrew’s. I was called to this position about 5 years ago. I encourage high school and college age young adults to participate in ministry with younger members and with the congregation. We attend conferences, Lifest, we go on summer trips, Little Farmer and do other social activities together. We meet on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6 to 7:30. All are welcome! Come witness Christ in action in the lives of young people!


Sandy Last

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Sandy is blessed to have been part of St. Andrew’s music ministry for over 30 years. Born and raised in Oshkosh, church music has been a part of her life since she began organist duties at the age of 15.   Graduating from UW-Oshkosh with a minor in music, Sandy has been organist and accompanist at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Nekimi and at Bethany United Church of Christ in Oshkosh prior to St. Andrew’s.

“Music is a gift and grace of God…..” (Martin Luther), and is yet another way to worship, pray, and praise our Lord.  Please consider joining the music ministry at St. Andrew’s.  Chat with Sandy or any member of the team about our ministry!

Tom and Pat Coates