Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Coffee and Fellowship: 11:30 am
209 W. Broadway, Decorah, IA 52101

Meet Our Staff

Sara Hanssen, Office Administrator

Sara moved back to Decorah in 2014.  She’s a graduate of Luther College where she majored in anthropology and international studies.  She likes to spend time with family and friends, cooking, canoeing the Iowa, and playing with her dog, Gus.  Sara is currently also a midwife’s assistant.  Check our her work at  At the church…

Kathryn Thompson, Minister of Children’s Ministry

Kathryn Thompson joins Decorah UCC as Minister of Children’s Ministry after a brief introduction to the church last summer, when she worked as the summer coordinator for the Kids Lunch Club program.  Through that experience, Kathryn became passionate about the mission of the larger UCC church, as well as the mission of the driven congregation in Decorah….

Sarah Brandt, Minister for Musical Accompaniment

Sarah is a Decorah native, and 2015 graduate of Luther College, where she majored in Theatre. You can always find her running around town, at New Minowa Players Community Theatre, or at KDEC Radio, where she works as Production Manager and Afternoon Drive host. After many years of worship and other piano accompaniment opportunities, Sarah…

Connie Bolson, Organist Emerita

After 32 years of music ministry, Connie Bolson retired and became the congregation’s first Organist Emerita.  She continues to play occasionally in the Decorah community.