Hi, I'm Pastor Ann Krueger. I graduated from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (WLS) in 2004 with my M Div. Westside is the second church where I've served as pastor. Asked to describe myself, I would say this: I am a child of God - that comes first! I'm also a wife (married to Bob), a mother (of two), a grandmother (soon to be three), a sister, a friend... What gets me up in the morning? I love music (singing, playing guitar), I love the outdoors – especially kayaking, canoeing, swimming at our cottage; gardening; snowshoeing. I really love to read and learn (working on a PhD in pastoral leadership at WLS). I'm even learning to love 6:30am spin classes at the YMCA! Who knew! I'm certainly passionate about the people of Westside – I love to lead worship, preach, teach, hang out with the youth and everyone else. It's my privilege to be a spiritual support to those going through difficult times. Most certainly I have a burning desire to help others get to know the God who loves us.
I invite you to join us at Westside – come and learn about the One who created you. We are all followers of Jesus, experiencing healing and spiritual growth as we journey together. We meet Jesus as we worship together – as we receive God's gift of grace in Holy Communion – as we help those in need – as we dig into God's word and pray – and as we spend time with other Christians.