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Verna Kimball

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My name is Verna Kimball, I am 56 years old.  I was born and raised in Fremont, Ne.  I am a member of First Lutheran Church.  I was married for 27 years to Patrick Kimball (now deceased).  I have a daughter, Amanda, that is 25 years old who is now attending Metropolitan Community College and will be graduating in the fall of 2016.  I have a grandson Kolby that is 7 years old who keeps me busy going to all his activities with school and sporting events.  I like getting together and spending time with family and friends playing cards and enjoying the outdoors.

Coordinator of Music and Worship

Jeff Hoffman

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Jeff Hoffman is a native of West Point, Nebraska, where he served as organist at Grace Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran churches. He attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska and served First Baptist Church as organist. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln studying organ performance.


Jeff has served as Director of Music at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, on the staff of First Lutheran Church in Fremont directing the Bell Choir and worship ensembles, and as an accompanist for the Fremont Public Schools. Mr. Hoffman also served as Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont, the Archdiocese of Omaha as an organist at St. Cecilia Cathedral and Accompanist and Administrator for the Archdiocesan Children’s Choir. Jeff served as Executive Director for John C. Fremont Days for ten years and is currently Director of Music at Salem Lutheran Church and St. James’ Episcopal Church’s Academy for Sacred Art and Music.


He has served in leadership positions on the board of directors of the Omaha Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Friends of Keene Memorial Library, Fremont Area Art Association Board, Jefferson House Advisory Board, and active in the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce as a member of the Membership and Professional Development Councils and chair of their Youth Leadership Academy. 


Little Saints Director

Lily Bowman

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Lily Bowman is the Director at Salem Little Saints! She has graduated from Southeast Community College in Lincoln with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in childcare centers since May 2007 and has recently been the Assistant Director at Salem Little Saints.

Lily is originally from Hayes Center, NE and now lives in Fremont. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends!

Assist. Director

Sarah Pehrson


Hello!  I am so happy to be back here at Salem. I am now living in Omaha with my husband, Jacob, and our dog, Max.  My parents live in Fremont so it is nice to be able to visit them after work. I also have four brothers that live in the Fremont/Omaha area. I look forward to each and every day with the kids!

Children's Ministry Director

Sandy Terry

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Sandy Terry is a fourth generation member of Salem Lutheran Church.  She and her husband have two grown children.  Sandy retired from the Fremont Public Schools in 2010; served 2 ½ years as Director of Christian Education at First Lutheran Church in Blair and is currently the part-time Receptionist for the Nebraska Synod ELCA.

Sandy received her undergraduate degree from College of Saint Mary in Omaha and her certification as a Parish Ministry Associate through the Nebraska Synod in 2008.

Sandy enjoys leading the children of Salem in their spiritual journey through Bible story and activities.  She is excited to be back volunteering as Director of Children’s Ministry in her home congregation.

Adult Choir Director

Rosie Parde

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Rosie and her husband Les have been members of Salem Lutheran twice.  First from 1972-1977, and then again from 1982 to current date.  She began her work at Salem by working initially with the Children's Choir which later expanded to the addition of the Adult Choir.  She has also been a member of the praise teams since blended services have been a part of Salem's ministry.  Rosie taught vocal music in public schools having retired in the Spring of 2012.   Education includes degrees from Dana College and UNL in Music Education.  She has also taken various continuing education courses from the University of Northern Colorado and the Vandercook School of Music in Chicago, IL.  Rosie and Les have three grown children, all of whom now have families of their own.  The grandchildren have been blessings to both parents and grandparents.

Ministry through music is powerful.  Singing religious songs is just one of the ways that people worship.  For many, it is the message through song that their own lives are touched in very meaningful ways.  Music is such a powerful means of worship in and of itself.   Music has a way of connecting to individuals in a way that often cannot even be explained, but seems to touch the very heart of each person in very special ways.

Salem is always looking for more people who love to sing to the glory of God.  Our adult choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings.  We welcome any new members who love to sing for the glory of God.  We would love to see the choir expand with having more members.  Rehearsals are fun at the same time of being very productive.

Rosie also serves in the capacity of sharing music with the Sparks program during the school year, teaching and having the children perform music with the congregation at least once a month. 

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