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Our Pastor Tara Tetzlaff Headshot

A Wisconsin native, Rev. Tara Tetzlaff was called as pastor of St. John on September 1st, 2013. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO and her Bachelor of Arts from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI. Before answering the call to ordained ministry, Tara was a Computer Systems Analyst and served for two years as the licensed pastor of Pilgrim UCC in Labadie, MO.

In her spare time, Tara enjoys spending time with family and friends, visiting zoos and museums, reading, cooking, and scrap-booking. She and her husband, Sloan T. Letman, IV have one daughter, Vanessa.  If not at church, Tara is likely to be found at an area bookstore or coffee shop.

While enjoying all aspects of ministerial life, Tara has a special passion for the interconnectedness of our faith with ecological and social justice issues and encourages individuals to get involved in these issues through ongoing faith formation and outreach opportunities.