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Pastor Craig Swenson

Pastor Craig Swenson was called to serve as Salem’s pastor in July 2018. He was born and raised in western Iowa where he graduated high school, was married and eventually sensed a call to parish ministry.  He is a 1991 graduate of Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, NE where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a graduate of Wartburg

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Jill Goldhammer

Deacon Jill Goldhammer

Deacon Jill Goldhammer began in the position in October, 2005 and was commissioned as an Associate in Ministry at Salem in April, 2006 after completing the ELCA Candidacy process. Jill is a life-long Peorian and a life-long Lutheran. She graduated from Woodruff High School and Bradley University. She earned a Master’s Degree in the Administration

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Joan Creager


Stephanie Damman


Leah Grebner

Director of Sunday School

Gretchen Petrakis

Communications Director

Meghan Peterson

Parish Nurse

Lori Reimer

Director of Music & choir director

Maggie Sloter

Worship Coordinator

Matt Grebner