Meet Our Staff


Chris Olkiewicz, Lead Pastor

Robin Coughennower - Pastor copy

Pastor Chris has served as Lead Pastor since December, 2009 after serving congregations in Ames and Des Moines. He is a 1987 graduate of Augustana College (SD) and received his M.Div. from Luther Seminary in 1995. He has been greatly influenced by the Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler, having literally worn out more than one copy of Sittler’s Gravity and Grace. In addition to parish ministry, Pastor Chris has an interest in ecumenism and the dialogue between science and religion. Pastor Chris also enjoys all things related to bicycles and bike racing, music (particularly jazz), his family (Beth and Bennett), and books. Click here to email Pastor Chris. 

Robin Coughennower, Associate Pastor

Pastor Robin has been the Associate Pastor since 2006. Answering a call to ordained ministry after a career in accounting and human resources, Robin believes that her call can best be expressed by discovering and communicating how God is at work in our daily lives and celebrating God’s gifts in all people. Robin is married to Steve and their blended family includes Robin’s daughter, Katie and her husband Jake, and Steve’s sons, Jason and his wife Sherry and their four children, Zane, Ethan, Nate, and Logan, and Chad and his wife Kaylene. Robin loves going to the movies, a nice dinner out with her husband, and anything that involves getting the family together. Click here to email Pastor Robin.

Alice Barrett, Office Manager 

Jim Spizale - Custodian copy

Alice joined WHLC with her family when she was 4 years old. In January 2010, she joined the staff as the Office Manager. Alice and her husband, Wayne, have two children - Sonja and Cole. Alice enjoys time with her family, exercising and spending time outdoors especially in northern Minnesota. Click here to email Alice.  

 




Jim Spizale
,  Custodian

Jim is the custodian at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church. He and his wife, Jeri, have been long time members of the congregation. Jim also plays drums in the worship band. 







Our Music Ministry staff is listed here. 

* Staff photos courtesy of Dodgen Photography

Windsor Heights Lutheran Church  ~  1240 66th Street  ~  Windsor Heights, IA 50324  ~  515.277.6277  ~  www.whlc.org