Currents

Ministry highlights of
Sugar Creek Bible Camp
January/February 2023
Transitions are happening all around Sugar Creek. We bid Pastor Lucy Hardie farewell as she moves on to her first call. We also welcome Stephanie as our new Program Director. Keep your eyes open for the new camp brochure in your mailbox. And check out our redesigned website.
-Greta
We are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Engel has been called to the role of Program Director for Sugar Creek Bible Camp! 

Stephanie has a deep passion for exploring faith and building connections through learning, service, and play. She holds a Master's degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and served the past few years as the Director of Youth Ministries at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL. Stephanie brings experience in developing dynamic programming and events focused on equipping others to share their God-given gifts. Prior to Our Saviour's, Stephanie volunteered with Young Adults in Global Mission in Rwanda and spent her college summers at Mt. Cross Bible Camp in California.

Stephanie shares life with her spouse Casey and daughter Amelia. When not working, Stephanie and her family enjoy spending time outdoors, playing board games, and exploring new hobbies. This last year they began to roast their own coffee beans, pickled a lot of garden vegetables, and perfected a sourdough pizza crust. Although native to the Chicagoland area, Stephanie is excited to cheer on the Packers in their home territory! 

Stephanie will begin at Sugar Creek on January 30. Please join us in welcoming her! 
Congratulations to our 2022 raffle winners!
Yvonne Cade-Quilt
Karla Flanagan-Log Cabin Weekend Stay
Amy Krueger- $100 Gift Certificate
August 12-18 Mackinac Island, MI and Shipshewana, IN (shows and more)
September 22 Fireside Dinner Theater
"Titanic the Musical"
November 3 Fireside Dinner Theater "Scrooge" the Musical
November 6-10 Branson, MO Christmas Shows
There is still time to sign up for the craft retreat.
In the Wild Bald Eagles
Executive Director, Jesse Klosterboer, got a shot of two bald eagles stopping for a visit near the creek. Eagles are often seen near the Mississippi River and we frequently get the treat of seeing them at Sugar Creek as well.
Once endangered, bald eagles have made a remarkable comeback in Wisconsin. Their recovery was made possible by the national ban on the pesticide DDT, added protections under federal and state law, as well as river cleanups.
Grateful! Thankful! Blessed!
Memorials and Honorariums...
Are one of many ways to support Sugar Creek. Thank you to all of you who remembered or honored friends and loved ones with a gift to this Bible Camp ministry.

Donors and Sustaining Givers...
Sugar Creek Bible Camp is blessed to have monthly supporters, known as Sustaining Givers, as well as regular Congregational Supporters (benevolence) and Individual Donors.

These gifts were received in December, 2022.
In Honor of Given by

Ted & Jen Glasbrenner - Jenifer Strand


In Memory of Given by

Pastor Gary Daines - Mary Daines
Kathy Elliot - Gary Elliot
Jon Hosemann - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Robert E. Lee - Bob & Sally Severson
Ruth Lightfoot - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Carol Naverestad - Gene & Ruth Schriefer
Jim Peterson - Bob & Sally Severson
Vivian Schweinnfurth - Carol Stekel
Joanne Sherry - Rodney & Diane Hanson
Tom Skogan - Adrian & Doris Hagen, Olin & Arlette Knudsen
Christine Wehrs - Roger & Sheila Champlin, Bob & Sally Severson


Congregational Donors

Barneveld Lutheran Church
Bells Coulee Lutheran Church
Bethlehem LC - Edmund
DeSoto Lutheran Church
English Lutheran Church - La Crosse
Evangelical LC - Mount Horeb
First Lutheran Church - Onalaska
Freeman Lutheran Church
French Creek Lutheran Church
Good Shepherd LC - La Crosse
Grace Lutheran Church - Darlington
Grace Lutheran Church - Dodgeville
Grace Lutheran Church - Elroy
Holmen Lutheran Church
Kickapoo United Lutheran Church
Lewis Valley Lutheran Church
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
Mindoro Lutheran Church
New Hope Lutheran Church
North Beaver Creek Lutheran Church
Otter Creek Lutheran Church
Our Savior's LC - La Crosse
Our Savior's LC - West Salem
Peace Lutheran Church - Readstown
Perry Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace LC - La Crescent
St. John's LC - Boscobel
St. John's LC - Oregon
St. Paul Evangelical LC - Wauzeka
St. Peter's Evangelical LC - PdC
St. Peter LC - Fennimore
Trinity Lutheran Church - Sparta
Utica Lutheran Church
West Blue Mounds Lutheran Church
West Koshkonong Lutheran Church
Westby Coon Prairie LC
Zion Lutheran Church - Reedsburg


WELCA Donors

Bells Coulee Lutheran Church
Bethlehem LC - Edmund
Castle Rock Lutheran Church
First English Lutheran Church
Five Points Lutheran Church
French Creek Lutheran Church
Good Shepherd LC - Viroqua
Grace Lutheran Church - Dodgeville
Immanuel LC - Caledonia
Lewis Valley Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church of Peace
Mindoro Lutheran Church
Our Savior's LC - La Crosse
Our Savior's LC - West Salem
Peace Lutheran Church - Readstown
Perry Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Church - Alma
St. John's LC - Richland Center
St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Tomah
St. Peter's LC - Loganville
Utica Lutheran Church
Vang Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church - Galesville


Gifts in Kind

John Anderson - materials and installation of septic and drainage field for new cabin
Pastor Eric Bakken Family - 4 hand crafted adirondack chairs
Sheila Champlin - microwave
George Gunderson - 16 large round bales of hay
Dave Kauffman - 14 large round bales of hay


Individual Donors

Kristen Abbey
Bruce Anderson
Pastor Jim & Lynn Arends
Justin Arndt
Pastor David & Ruth Assmus
Kevin & Betty Baird
Pastor Eric & Pastor Ramie Bakken
Suzanne Bartels
Tom & Katherine Barth
Marrion Berg
Phyllis Bey
Jennifer Bjorklund
Donna Bolstad
Greg & Beth Bonney
Delores Bonney
Laurel & JoAnn Brandt
George & Judy Brockman
Fred & Deanna Brockway
Shawn Brose
George & Suzanne Brown
Bob Burzinski
Kim Champlin
Roger & Sheila Champlin
John & Ardus Cleveland
Tom & Florence Collins
Karen Craig
Ken & JoAnne Damaschke
Tom & Rachele Danielson
Elizabeth Davis
Jean Davis
David & Julie DeHart
Kent Drugan
Steve & Veronica Eicher
Karen Ekern
Ronald & Marsha Ellefson
O. Charles Ellingson
John & Joyce Erickson
Individual Donors (cont.)

Phyllis Fish
Beverly Flanagan
Mark & Roxanna Flaten
Mark & Kam Fohey
Pastor Donald & Elizabeth Fox
Kent Frydenlund
Phil Gardner
Ronda Garrigan
Susan Gaulke
Harlow & Audrey Gierhart
Karen Goble
Bob & Jodie Gonia
Duane & Ruby Granger
Greta Greif
Luann Griffin
Karen Guptill
Rick & Patty Hamann
Judith Hansen
Alfred Hanson
Shirley Hanson
Trish Harman
Gwen Hatfield
Ronald & Pauline Haug
Ron & Sue Hayden
Richard & Cleo Hendricksen
James & Susan Hermes
Jeffrey Hipenbecker
Meredith Hink
Beverly Hoege
Bob & Judy Hoffman
John & Vickie Howe
Tamra Hull
Shirley Hummel
Pastor Joe & Brianna Iverson
Kyle Jaeger & Laura Mackey
Samantha Johnson
Trudy Johnson
Johnson's One Stop
Pastor Mark & Sharon Jolivette
Jerry & Barb Judd
Bette Keehner
Jim Kerkman
David & Kathryn Kieckhafer
Wayne & Marilyn Kile
Daniel Kirschbaum & Jonathan Tippetts
Ralph & Audrey Kleppe
Gregg & Pastor Lori Kleppe
Jesse & Pastor Miranda Klosterboer
Susan Kortness-Staples
Kim Kozelka
Judy Langhus
David & Terry Lee
Jordan & Laura Lee
Fred & Joni Leer
Aimee Lenth
Richard & Pat Lenz
Leroy & Darlene Lindeman
Ray & Sue Lux
Karen Mack
Michael & Karen Mahlkuch
Bishop Felix & Jessica Malpica
Steve & Peggy Manson
Jeff & Cathy Mark
Joe & Robbie Mason
Darlene Matchey
Mike & Cheryl McCormick
Lori McCulloh
Peter Melby
Jackie Meyer
Pastor Steve & Stacey Meyer
Carol Miller
Don & Jean Moats
Ronald & Patty Moilien
Philip Molldrem
Kate Moody
Romulo Morishita
C. E.& Pat Mueller
Sandy & Duane Nagle
Roxann Nedrelo
David & Joan Nelson
David & Pat Nelson
Steven Nelson
Sarah Nestingen
Luanne Neumann
Sharon Norris
Alice Olson
Bonne Olson
Galen "Ole" Olson
Pastor Allan & Kathy Oman
Ralph Osborne
Darlene Payne
Stewart Petersen
Bonnie Peterson
Paul & Carolyn Peterson
Mary Allness Philipps
Elizabeth Pierce
Marlene Pieterick
Larry & Sherry Quamme
Tena Rackow
Paul & Patricia Roelli
Greg & Linda Ruchti
Marvin Rupp
JoAnn Salava
Dick Sayther
Pam Schedivy
Sharon Schlieckau
Julie Schmitt
Shirley Schoenfeld
Judy Schure
Debra Schwingel
Bob & Sally Severson
Wayne & Karen Sherry
Bill & Cathy Sisson
Sally Sletten
Maureen Smith
John & Nancy Solberg
Dr. Jake & Pastor Anna Sorenson
Bob & Cindy Standorf
Jeff & Tina Steiner
Gordon & Diane Stewart
Denise Straka
Marion Strong
Dianne Sudol
Roger & Karen Swenson
Lavonne Swiggum
Lori Taylor
Suzy Tegge & Joe Irvin
Jim & Bonnie Thoftne
Kim Thompson
Douglas & Karen Traastad
Elizabeth Twiton
Bill & Katherine Udelhofen
Ueda Photography
Judy & Paul Ulland
Jon & Judith Urness
Lois Ursin
Kent & Lucy Vaaler
Gary & Marsha Vance
Ron & Marie Venden
Dean Vogel
Willis & Judy Volden
Merrill & Judy Wachter
Verna Wallace
John & Jean Walleser
Tom & Robin Watson
Joyce Wichelt
Heather Wichman
Larry & Lavone Wiggert
Jean Willinger
Susan Wise
Allen & Jo Ann Wittchow
Richard Wittchow
Karla Yahnke
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