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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

Welcome to our website!  We are happy that you want to learn more about St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Pastor Dauck and Pastor Berger graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.  They have had experience serving God's people in Canada, Arizona, Cameroon, Montana, South Dakota, and are now blessed to be here in Plymouth, Nebraska!
If you have any questions about the Bible, need some guidance, or are looking for a church to call home, we would love to have you join us.  We as a church family are here to encourage one another with the message of gospel – that Christ lived for us, died for us, and rose for us.  We join together worshipping Him for the forgiveness that he won for us and the eternal life in heaven that awaits us.
If you have any questions or just want to get together to chat, please never hesitate to stop by, call, or email pastorberger@gmail.com (402-239-4509) or justin.dauck@gmail.com (402-806-9082).  
We are here to serve you and would love nothing more than to share with you the peace and joy we have found on the pages of God’s love letter to us, His Holy Word.  Until we meet you in person, God be with you!

Meet the Berger Family
Frederic Elmer Paul Berger was born to Frederic (pastor) and Ilene (registered nurse) on January 28th, 1984 in Council Bluffs, IA. He is the youngest and has three older sisters – Jenny (Pat) McCann, Jeannie (Jason) Schulz, and Kathy (Ryan) Wiechmann. In 1990, the Berger family moved to New London, WI. Pastor Berger attended Lutheran Elementary School at Emanuel Lutheran in New London and then went to Fox Valley Lutheran High School (FVL) in Appleton.

Stephanie Leigh Woldt was born to Timothy (manager of local newspaper) and Mary Sue (teacher) on December 14th, 1985 in Green Bay, WI. She is the youngest and has two older brothers – Derek (Jackie) Woldt and Jason Woldt. In 1987, the Woldt family moved to Appleton. Steph attended Lutheran Elementary School at St. Matthew’s Lutheran in Appleton and then went to high school at FVL as well.

At FVL, Pastor Berger was good friends with Jason Woldt and so became acquainted with Steph, his younger sister. After high school, Pastor Berger went to Martin Luther College and Steph went to Marquette University. Their time in the Milwaukee area overlapped when Steph was finishing nursing school at Marquette and Pastor Berger was attending Seminary. They were married on July 11th, 2008, a few weeks before leaving for vicar year in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

After a great experience in Canada, they returned for Pastor Berger’s last year of Seminary. In 2010, Pastor Berger was assigned to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Livingston, MT. Hunter Shenandoah (a yellow lab) became part of their family shortly after the move to Livingston. She was good practice for when Grace Charlotte would be born on September 23rd, 2013. Hope Alice was born on May 25, 2018.  

Pastor Berger is an avid hunter. He loves to hunt pheasants, quail, grouse, turkey, deer, elk, ducks, geese, squirrels, and rabbits, to name a few. He also enjoys fishing and sports – football, baseball, softball, golf, and pretty much anything else active. Steph also enjoys the great outdoors. You will be sure to see her, Grace, and Hope going for strolls around town. Steph enjoys relaxing while reading a book over a good cup of coffee.

We thank our Almighty God who has brought us here to you. What a blessing it will be to weekly and daily worship Him with you as we marvel at His amazing love for us. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38,39).

Thanking God for the privilege of being the pastor here at St. Paul's and sharing the “one thing needful,”

Pastor Fred Berger

Meet the Dauck Family
Justin Dauck was born on February 19, 1984 in Algoma, Wisconsin. His parents, Brian and Tammy Dauck, brought him to be reborn a child of God through Holy Baptism on March 19.  Pastor Dauck was blessed to attend St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Algoma for Kindergarten through 8th grade.  He later attended Luther Preparatory School (Class of 2002), Martin Luther College (Class of 2006), and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Class of 2011).
Pastor’s vicar year (2008-09) was with our WELS mission on the Ft. Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona.  In this year of training, Pastor served at Open Bible Lutheran Church in Whiteriver and taught Catechism at East Fork Lutheran School.  After his time in Arizona, he was asked to spend a year assisting our WELS missionary to the Lutheran Church of Cameroon (LCC).  During his time in Cameroon (2009-10), Pastor worked with the national pastors, helped train future pastors and congregational assistants, and served the congregation at Barombi Kang on the LCC Seminary campus.
After seminary graduation, Pastor Dauck’s first call was to be a tutor (dorm supervisor) at Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS) in Saginaw, Michigan.  In addition to the dormitory duties, Pastor taught American Literature and coached JV boys’ basketball.  Pastor and Beth met while serving at MLS.
Beth (nee Fischer) was born on August 16, 1989 in Jackson, Michigan to Pastor and Mrs. James Fischer and was baptized on August 20 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.  After her family moved to Wilmot, Wisconsin in 1993, she attended grade school at Faith Lutheran in Antioch, Illinois.  Beth attended Luther Preparatory School (Class of 2007) and then Martin Luther College, graduating with an education degree in 2011.  She was assigned as a tutor at MLS and also taught Geometry.
Pastor and Beth were married on April 5, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church in Wilmot, Wisconsin.  After serving two years as tutors, Pastor was reassigned to the dual parish of St. Paul’s/St. John’s in Roscoe/Bowdle, South Dakota.  Having both grown up in small towns, Pastor and Beth enjoyed settling in to their new home.  In addition to Pastor’s ministry to the congregations, Beth served as a part-time organist and was involved in Ladies’ Aid, Sunday School, and choir.  While living in South Dakota, the Lord blessed Pastor and Beth with three children: James (5), Nora (3), and Gideon (1).
After 7½ years of serving in South Dakota, Pastor Dauck accepted the call to serve as associate pastor at St. Paul’s in Plymouth and Christ Lutheran in Beatrice.  Although it was hard to say goodbye to so many in South Dakota, the Daucks are eager to get to know God’s people at St. Paul’s and Christ Lutheran.
Pastor is a private pilot and, although he doesn’t fly too much these days, tries to keep up with what’s happening in the world of general aviation.  He enjoys hunting and other outdoor activities as well as learning more about history—especially the history of the Lutheran church.  In October, he began serving on the board of the WELS Historical Institute.
Beth enjoys quilting and sewing, reading historical fiction, and working outside in the garden.  She is looking forward to grabbing a cup of coffee while visiting the park with the kids and exploring the area.  The Dauck family enjoys camping and they look forward to visiting the state parks and other areas that Nebraska has to offer.
Most of all, the Daucks look forward to gathering around God’s Word and Sacraments with you at St. Paul’s and Christ Lutheran.

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