Carla Wiesner is the new Director of Christian Education at Trinity Lutheran in Merrill.
Carla was born in Columbia, Missouri, but was raised in the Barron, WI area for most of her life. She attended Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, where she received her degree in Parish Administration, with a certification as a Director of Christian Education. Carla served for 13 years as Director of Youth & Family Ministry at First Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, WI. She moved to Columbia, Missouri to be closer to her aging mother and worked as Executive Administrative Assistant at First Presbyterian Church, before receiving the call to serve at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Merrill. Carla has three grown daughters who live in Stevens Point and Eau Claire.
She has been at Trinity since Nov. 1. Her main areas of focus are youth (grades 4-12) and music ministries. Carla loves working with youth; hanging out, encouraging them, and helping them grow as the people God has made them to be.
Music has long been an interest of Carla’s, ever since joining the show choir in middle school. She says, “Music touches my soul and draws me closer to God.” Carla is looking forward to getting to know more of the great people in Merrill, especially the youth and their families.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-536-5482 (church phone number).