Barneveld Lutheran Church Staff

 Pastor Rhia Strohm

Pastor Rhia Strohm was installed on July 2, 2022 as our pastor at Barneveld Lutheran Church. We are excited and looking  forward to engaging in ministry with her here at BLC. If you have not met her please join us for worship any Sunday at 9:00 am. or stop in the office and introduce yourself to Pastor Rhia. All are welcome in this place.




 Support Staff

Lois Herfel
Administrative Assistant

My name is Lois (Schwoerer) Herfel. I reside in Blue Mounds at the present time with my significant other David, but have lived in the Mt. Horeb area for most of my life.  I grew up on a farm, south of Mt. Horeb near the Perry Catholic Church.

I have two daughters, Casey (Michael) and Leah (Ryan), three grandchildren Molly, Clara, and Andrew, one grand dog Hunter.

I graduated from Mt. Horeb High School and went on to work for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for 41 years before retiring.


Jenny Milchuck & JoEllen Uptegraw 

 Music Staff 

Karen Erickson
Ever since I was a child, I have loved music, as my Mom was a piano teacher and a church organist/pianist. Now as I’m playing the piano, it is pure joy to listen to the people of BLC sing so beautifully and thoughtfully. I think I began playing the piano at BLC during the summer of 2006, and I look forward to many more years of praising the Lord through music.
Linda Seeley
I love to play at BLC! Not only are the people of Barneveld Lutheran kind and compassionate, Pastor Jim and his family are the icing on the cake. In May 2011, I began accompanying at Barneveld Lutheran Church.
I love to play the piano, but will also play the organ and the digital piano for the 9:00a.m. church services. Mark and I reside in Ridgeway, and we recently adopted a four year old gray tabby from the Human Society named “Oodles”. We both love nature and the outdoors enjoying fishing, bowhunting and turkey hunting.
I teach private piano lessons at my studio in Ridgeway, substitute teach at the surrounding school districts, and perform for senior citizens and private venues on occasion.