Meet Our Church Staff

  • P. William Bader, Pastor

    Phone: 608-783-4822 Ext #2


    Bill Bader serves as the in-reach pastor at St Paul's. He is a 1976 graduate of Northwestern College and 1981 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He began his ministry in Onalaska in 1990. He previously served as pastor at St John's Lutheran Church in Stanton, Nebraska. Pastor Bader and his wife, a teacher at Luther High School, have four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys biking, reading, travelling, and spending time with his family.

  • Daniel Olson, Pastor

    Phone: 608-783-4822 Ext #237


    Dan Olson serves as the youth and family pastor at St Paul's. He is a graduate of Martin Luther College and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. After his studies, he became the pastor of a church in New York City where he served for 10 years, until being called to Onalaska. Pastor Olson spends his time hanging out with his wife and five daughters (that's right, five!) He also loves all things sports, but his favorites are tennis, racquetball, golf, and biking. He also enjoys watching movies and the Green Bay Packers in his free time.

  • Dan Schoeffel, Staff Minister

    Phone: 608-783-4822 Ext #233


    Dan Schoeffel serves as the staff minister at St Paul's. He graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He served as pastor in several congregations over the course of sixteen years before coming to St Paul's in 2007. In his free time, Dan enjoys fixing things in his free time, earning him the nickname, "Mr Fixit". He and his wife recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. They have five adult children and twelve grand kids.

  • Lori Peters, Administrative Assistant

    Phone: 608-783-4822 Ext #221

  • Elaine Zierke, Administrative Assistant

    Phone: 608-783-2552