"UNDER GOD'S WINGS
YOU WILL FIND REFUGE"
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
REV NICOLE MELARA
Pastor Nicole is a native of eastern Pennsylvania and has been serving in ordained ministry for 15 years. She is a graduate of Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA and is pursuing her PhD in Religious Studies at Temple University. After finishing her doctoral coursework, she relocated to Milwaukee to continue her lived education. Nicole is passionate about spiritual growth and understanding, ethics, and the translation of belief into a lived faith.
Pastor Nicole is currently serving North Shore Presbyterian Church as Interim Pastor, a position which helps guide the congregation through a process of visioning, clarifying, wisdom-seeking, and holy imagining in preparation for seeking a new called and installed pastor. It is work that Pastor Nicole finds exciting and fulfilling. “Looking back over my career, it seems that I have always gravitated toward congregations in some kind of discernment and/or transition. It helps my own faith to walk with congregations through these journeys, as times of uncertainty and change remind us all to connect with and rely on the constant yet vibrant Spirit of our living God.”
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Sean DeBoth has been Director of Music for North Shore Presbyterian since 2004. He is also a Vocal and General Music instructor and Musical Director at Lake Denoon Middle School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Carroll College in 1998 and a Master’s in Music Education from UWM.
Sean grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin & currently resides in Mukwonago with his wife, Jaime, and his three beautiful children: Maddigan (12), Ayden (10), and Bradey (7).
Jeff is professor emeritus at UWM and holds degrees from the Oberlin College
Conservatory of Music & the University of Illinois. Also an accomplished organist, he has served churches in Madison and Milwaukee for over 44 years.
When not practicing the organ and piano, he spends time cooking, reading, attending plays and concerts and traveling. In the summer he enjoys boating, swimming, and fishing at his family cottage at Swan lake in northern Wisconsin.
OFFICE & FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
Leanne is originally from Mediapolis, Iowa, a small town in the southeastern part of the state. She relocated to the Milwaukee area with her husband, Bill. Leanne received her BA in Elementary Education, with minors in Sociology and Psychology from Iowa Wesleyan University. She has worked in some capacity in office administration for the last 25+ years; over half of those years for her church. Leanne enjoys getting to know those connected with the church, and joining in ministry as God leads to further the Spirit's plans locally and beyond.
In her free time Leanne enjoys spending time with her husband, entertaining in her home, singing in her church's praise team, and traveling to visit their seven children and one grandchild. They are spread out in five different states. That keep Bill and her busy!