New pastor to begin in August at St. John Evangelical 

CHARLES CITY — St. John Evangelical Church has a new pastor. The Rev. Russ Leeper will begin in mid-August. According to the church’s website, Leeper has served congregations in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Before being called to Spooner, Wis., he was the pastor of Burke Lutheran Church in Madison, Wis., for nearly 10 years.  His wife, Susan, is a middle school math teacher. They’re both originally from Iowa and love canoeing and hiking in the north woods.  “I always challenge myself as a preacher and worship leader to proclaim the gospel in ways that are authentic, relevant and interesting while at … Continue reading New pastor to begin in August at St. John Evangelical