Our best wishes to Pastor Kinkel and his wife as they accept a call in Minnesota.


Sherry Maakestad, Youth and Education Director

Sherry Maakestad coordinates our Youth and Education programs, with the help of a Youth Assistant, and many committed lay people working within the youth and education programs at Peace. She began in this capacity on October 1, 2007 after moving back to Pella with her husband, Mike, and three daughters, Hannah, Kirsten and Sara Jane.

Sherry’s hometown is Atlantic, Iowa, and has her B.S. in Child Development from Iowa State as well as numerous years of experience teaching kindergarten and directing preschools, directing youth programs within the Lutheran church, and serving in a Family Ministry capacity.

Sherry followed the Call to work at Peace because she is so passionate about sharing her faith and encouraging others in the Christian faith.  She feels especially called to serve within family ministries because of the great need today to offer parents resources and support both in parenting and in raising children in homes where faith is nurtured.

If you asked Sherry what is she most excited about at Peace Lutheran she would answer the revitalization of the youth program and the recent offering to parents of the Faith Stepping Stones program on Sunday mornings.

Contact Info: Phone-641.628.2835