We are blessed here at Ascension to have a great staff within our church family whose tireless service mean so much.
Ken is new to us in the role of Minister here at Ascension. Having had a long association with our church family, he became the synodically authorized minister in 2017 bringing with him a contagious passion for ministry. He had been the chaplain at ChurchHill Downs in Louisville as part of a nearly 27 year career in Racetrack Chaplaincy. Ken is married to Natalie. They have a daughter Bethany who is married to Aaron Froats, and they have one granddaughter, Charlotte.
Originally from Germany and holding BA degrees in Anthropology and Spanish, as well as an MA in Spanish Literature and Language, Ulrike's energy and passion for shepherding the youth is a blessing to Ascension. Through Ulrike's leadership our youth are actively engaged in the life of our faith community and beyond.
There is a jazz pianist in the house! When Todd is not directing the music for worship he teaches jazz piano at Bellarmine University.
Well known as a distinguished performer in the local community and beyond for his exceptional talent and musical diversity, Todd brings the rich history of our Christian heritage and blends it with contemporary styling that provides for an engaging worship environment for all.
Carol and Rachel, You really do so much to keep everything running so well. Many thanks to you both. . . We could not get by without the blessing of your service and dedication.