Meet Our Staff

Staff2014

Don Holmertz, Senior Pastor
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Pastor Don has been at Decorah Covenant since October, 2010. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois, and studied at  North Park University, Fuller Theological Seminary and North Park Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Alaska, California and Illinois. Don and his wife Deanne have two married children and one grandson. He enjoys home improvement projects, golf, history, travel, skiing, and cycling.  

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, Eveline, 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.