Pastor Ken Ranos

pastorKenWelcome to Faith Lutheran Church in Three Lakes, Wisconsin! Situated in the scenic North Woods, Faith Lutheran is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Whether you are looking for a church “home away from home” while visiting/vacationing in the Three Lakes area or are new in town and looking for a place to call home, I invite you to join our community of faith in worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and see what we’re all about.

A little bit about me: I grew up on the far southeast side of Chicago, IL, where I lived until wandering over to Ohio for my college education. I attended Capital University in Columbus, OH, and graduated with a B.A. in Music and a B.A. in Religion. From there, I hopped across the street and attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary, earning my M.Div in 2013. In Ohio, I met and fell in love with Debbie, and we were married in June of 2014. In January of 2014, I accepted a call as pastor at Faith Lutheran.

In my spare time, when the weather is good, I enjoy getting out and hiking, biking, camping and backpacking. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, I’ll pull out a good book, do some blogging, or catch up on some of my favorite police procedurals. Oh, and I play the tuba—it rocks!

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Check out Pastor Ken’s blog at http://ecumenicallife.com.

Support Staff

Jamie Hall
Administrative Assistant

Debbie Hock

Rhonda Buss organistRhonda Buss

Three Lakes has been my home since last July after moving here from Abbotsford.  I’ve been a church organist for many years along with a few other music commitments.   3 children and 5 grandchildren make up my family. 2 of my children teach in the Rhinelander Middles school.  I am a registered nurse working for Aurora Community Services, providing services to adults with disabilities that live in group homes. Playing piano is my favorite pastime, along with golfing and reading.


Council / Officers / Boards

Church Council / Boards

Congregation Council
President: Marge Anderson
Vice-President: Ken Huebner
Secretary: Joanne Matthiae
Treasurer: Nora Stauner
At-Large: Robin Peterson, Linda Swanson, Sela Wick
Financial Secretary: Jan Harris

Board of Worship Life:
Rhonda Buss
Chuck Radtke
Betty Roth

Board of Outreach:
Rhonda Buss
Pat Radtke
Sue Sorg

Board of Trustees:
Dean Augustine
Larry Roth

Sunday School

Beth Schomisch

Beth Schomisch

I was born Elizabeth Grace Eibl on November 20, 1942 in Milwaukee. I was educated by the Milwaukee Public Schools, and graduated from Washington High. I am an alumnus of Marquette University. I taught for 29 years for MPS, and worked for their Recreation Department in the outdoor education program. Norm Schomisch and I were paired as a team in 1968, worked together over 10 years, and became good friends. We came to Three Lakes in 1983, and got involved with many local activities. We were invited to attend Faith by Tom Bredesen. Norm and I were married in 2009.



“ Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;  not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”                                                                                                          1 Peter 5:2-3

We are each stewards of God’s creation, called to do our part to preserve the life around us and within us. Lord, help us to appreciate the gifts you have bestowed upon us, and to use these talents and resources as a model of the Godly life.

Tom and coffeeTom Bredesen was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, third eldest of nine children. He attended St. Michael’s Grade School in Whitelaw, Valders High School, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Madison, and UW-Superior. He served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and taught school in Mishicot, Lodi, DeForest, Wisconsin Rapids, and El Salvador. Moving to Three Lakes in 1985, he became the elementary school principal. After a few bumps in the road, Tom and Miriam married in 2007 and are now parents to six children. It was impressed upon Tom, and he wants to pass on the importance of thoughtfully using one’s time, talents, and resources for the betterment of humankind.

Miriam BredesenMiriam Bredesen was raised in the home of a Lutheran pastor, the oldest of six children. She attended Lutheran grade school, graduating from Miami Killian High, Valparaiso University, and Concordia University, Nebraska. She went on to teach 25 years in various Lutheran schools and continues to substitute in the Three Lakes schools. Miriam has three grown sons living in Florida. She and Tom feel extremely blessed to have faith, family, and the resources to both travel and enhance the lives of needy people.

“We’ve been blessed to be a blessing.”