St. John's Church
Our Pastor
Pastor Deb Kunkel
Pastor Deb (the Rev. Dr. Deb Kunkel) comes to us from Florida but is well acquainted with Wisconsin. She is a second career minister, previously working as a real estate paralegal. She was born in Danvers, MA, and met her husband Greg there. They lived in Massachusetts until she attended Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine. There she served as a licensed pastor first for a church in Thorndike, then Ellsworth Falls. She was ordained in October of 2002, then headed to Wisconsin where she served as the Associate Pastor at St. Stephens UCC in Merrill and as pastor at Pittsville UCC. While in Pittsville, she was a volunteer firefighter and EMT 1.

In 2011 she was called to be the Associate Pastor of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ in Sanibel, FL. While there she earned a Doctor in Ministry In Family, Youth, and Culture from the School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary. She served there until October 2021. She joined us on January 1 for the shared Ministry between Hope UCC and St. Johns UCC. Pastor Deb and Greg do not have any children of their own but have had a variety of feathered and furry companions over the years. Currently their chihuahua-beagle Lulu is adjusting to the snow and cold of Wisconsin winters. "I am looking forward to working with the two churches as we establish this new shared ministry," shared Pastor Deb, "as well as renewing some friendships from the last time we lived in Wisconsin. As I serve the congregation I know that God has in store for us graces beyond our imagination when we pause, look, and take time to recognize them."
Pastor Office Hours
  • Wednesday - 10:00am to Noon
Pastor Deb Kunkel
St. John's Church

303 S Hill Street
Fountain City, WI
PO Box 130
Church: 608.687.3277
Cell: 239.994.2528
In 1957 St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church became St. John’s United Church of Christ as a result of a merger. The denominations of the Congregational Christian Church, along with Evangelical and Reformed Church joined to form United Church of Christ. UCC is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that came together as one church. They joined faith and actions and currently are over 5,000 churches with nearly one million members across the U.S. The UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of "firsts," a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one".
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