Emily Tveite, Director & Campus Pastor
Pastor Emily Tveite began her work at Lutheran Campus Ministries of Madison 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 equipped her for working in a climate of declining religiosity and inspired her passion for journeying with those new to the Christian faith.
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 an IT Consultant here in Madison. Emily enjoys cooking and eating, playing board games, and reading. She and Paul love to travel and especially love discovering America’s National Parks.
Pastor Emily is on maternity leave until late April. Please contact Amy Grunewald Mattison with pastoral needs in the interim. She is in the office Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Kenzie Ruiz, Communications Coordinator
Kenzie is the newest employee of Lutheran Campus Ministries of Madison starting in March of 2017. Originally from Green Bay, she came to Madison with her husband, Rick, in 2013 and has loved exploring the vibrant community of Madison. After graduating with an undergraduate degree from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI, she trekked to the small town of Americus, Georgia to volunteer as Assistant Webmaster for Habitat for Humanity, Intl, and the spark for non-profit communications was lit. She spent time working for Crossways Camping Ministries, Bethel Horizons Camp & Retreat Center, several ELCA churches, and obtained a masters degree in Graphic Communication from Carroll University.
Kenzie loves growing vegetables, exploring restaurants around Madison, practicing yoga, playing with her rescued collie Rilla, and watching their new son grow up.
Contact Kenzie at email@example.com.
Amy Hartsough, Music Director
Amy Wilson Hartsough, a Creole-American mezzo-soprano, received her Bachelor of Music Performance (Pipe Organ) cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and continued her studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. In London, she performed at Westminster Abbey and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. In 2008, Ms. Hartsough received her Master of Music (Vocal Performance), followed by her Professional Artist Certificate (Opera) as a Fellow in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, where she studied with Dr. Marilyn Taylor. Amy is currently the Interim Music Director at Bethel Lutheran Church, and teaches privately and performs in the Madison, WI area.
Tim Mayeshiba, Lunch Chef
Nick Jones, Assistant Lunch Chef
Office Assistants and Kitchen Crew
These are the friendly faces you see when you drop by our office, and those who assist with meal time!
- Sarah Dvorak
- Kiara Huemer
- Tess Hurley
- Leah Holloway
- Claire Massey
- Liam Witteman