Meet Our Staff

Staff2014

Don Holmertz, Senior Pastor
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Rev. Don Holmertz was installed as the Pastor at Decorah Covenant Church on October 31, 2010. Before moving to Decorah, he served as Sr. Pastor at Valley Evangelical Covenant Church in Stillman Valley, Illinois for 19 years. Don and his wife Deanne have two grown children.

Eric Szymanski, Pastor to Youth & Their Families
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Eric began his duties as the Pastor to Youth and their Families in May 2013. He has been workng in youth ministry for the past 12yrs. Eric and his wife Darci have 6 children: Jeremiah, Rolvenski (adopting from Haiti), Eveline (adopting from Haiti), Kaylie, Kevin, and WIlliam.

Julie Chamberlain, Worship Leader   
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Julie officially began serving as the DCC Worship Leader in 2005.  She is a graduate of Luther College and a longtime member of the Evangelical Covenant denomination. Julie and her husband Brad have two sons.

Donalee Burns, Administrative Assistant
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Donalee has been attending Decorah Covenant since early 1999 and is one of the few Decorah natives in the congregation. She is a graduate of Luther College in Theatre Arts. Donalee has been the DCC Administrative Assistant since April 2007.