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Pastor Norman Bude Pastor @ EvansvilleUMC.org

Both Wisconsin natives, Pastor Norman and his wife Sharon, have been serving United Methodist Churches in Wisconsin since 1983 and now look forward to serving with and getting to know the Evansville community.

Pastor Norman grew up in Oconomowoc, served two years in the US Navy prior to attending college (UW-Whitewater) and seminary (Garrett-Evangelical) on his way to ordination.  He brings with him a wide variety of experiences garnered through 32 years of ministry.  Pastor Norman prefers what is sometimes called a “Blended Style” of worship, combining traditional and new together in carrying the message of the Gospel.  He enjoys singing the old hymns and learning the new songs, sometimes playing along on his favorite instrument, the guitar.

Sharon has been an active partner in the life of church having dedicated much time to leading special programs with children and youth.  She is currently employed as a Teacher’s Aide at Pardeeville Elementary School.

Both Pastor Norman and Sharon attempt to remain active by enjoying the Wisconsin outdoors.  Hiking and kayaking top the list of favorite things to do and are anxious to explore some new trails.

Administrative Assistant: Sharon Bude Admin @ EvansvilleUMC.org

Sharon started out just filling in for Vic when he moved.  She enjoyed working along side her husband so much that she decided to stay.  "It fun to be at the heart of what is happening in the church and I still have time to work with the children of the church which is my favority place to be."

Pianist: Cheryl Deininger Music @ EvansvilleUMC.org

I started attending Evansville United Methodist Church soon after meeting my husband, Donald, in 2007. He was one of several members filling in on the piano bench after their long time organist, Jeanette Krupke, had retired. (Who incidentally, introduced my husband and I … do you think there was an ulterior motive here?)  I had only visited a handful of Sundays when Donald coaxed me onto the piano bench to play the offertory, and the rest, as they say, is history. Sitting at the piano is where I feel most at home serving and glorifying our Lord. I enjoy finding fresh new arrangements on old favorite hymn tunes as well as introducing contemporary hymns to the congregation. I especially enjoy joining forces with the choir, instrumentalists, or with my husband in playing four hands on one piano. I would encourage anyone who is new in a church family to jump in wholeheartedly with the skills and talents they have to share and they will be blessed! 

Music is definitely my avocation in life. I worked as a registered nurse for 25 years, primarily in school nursing, before returning to school for massage therapy. I have this connection with old houses which most recently led my husband and me into a year-long adventure of remodeling his 1880’s childhood home on the family farm outside of Evansville.  We have several interesting tales to tell about our searches for architectural salvage! I have lived my entire life just down the road in Brodhead and am now looking forward to becoming a part of the Evansville community. 


Choir Director: Cindy Zblewski     Choir @ EvansvilleUMC.org   




Custodian: Sara Krueger-Bearss 

Custodian @ EvansvilleUMC.org


Nursery Attendant: Jennifer Persons  




Treasurer: Chris Anich        

Treas @ EvansvilleUMC.org


Wedding Coordinator: Lou Winger           Wedding @ EvansvilleUMC.org