Our Staff


Pastor Maggie Isaacson has been at North Valley since July 1, 2003. Prior to coming here she had been the associate pastor at Concordia Lutheran in Superior, WI for three years. Pastor Maggie is a 2000 graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN with a Masters of Divinity degree. Her undergraduate degrees of psychology and religion are from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. Pastor Maggie has three children - Beth, Paul, and Sarah. Maggie married Lee Isaacson on April 16, 2005. Her interests include music, reading, bird watching, and travel.

Office Secretary

Mary Pollock has been here since November 2008. She has been working as a church secretary for almost 20 years. She is also the secretary at Fristad Lutheran Church in Centuria and Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Centuria. Mary and her husband Russ have one daughter, Rebecca and a granddaughter, Harlow. Mary enjoys learning new things on the computer, bird watching, photography, embroidery, and just being home with her family.


Sue Saarem has been our Accompanist since September 2016. She has a rich history of using her musical talents for church and community. She has accompanied the choir and ensembles for the Unity High School Choir. Sue graduated from high school from Floodwood, MN and graduated from University of Minnesota-Duluth with a BS in Elementary Education and Music. She keeps busy as the President of the Women’s Synodical Organization for our Northwest Synod of WI. She also conducts women’s retreats. Sue is married to Pastor Matt Saarem, who recently retired from Balsam Lutheran in rural Amery.


Kristie Kuenkel has been our custodian since November 2014. Kristie and her husband Aaron have 3 boys - Brett, Wyatt, and Grant.

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