OUR PEOPLE

Pastor David Klemm

Pastor David Klemm

Pastor Klemm was born and grew up in metro-Detroit.  He attended and graduated from Concordia College, Ann Arbor in 1985.  The next 12 years he worked in the family business and was active in his local church serving as an elder.  In 1997, Pastor Klemm felt God’s Call to full-time ministry and entered Concordia Seminary and graduated in 2001 with a Masters of Divinity Degree.  He has served churches in Louisiana and Wisconsin before coming to Peace in 2009.  Pastor Klemm and his wife Cherie have three children, Jessica, Josh and Jenna, and recently became grandparents to Lilianna.

“I love serving as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church because it provides me the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of caring and loving people.  The people of Peace truly love their Lord and have hearts that are on fire for Jesus.  They love to pray for others, serve those who are in need, and share the Good News of Jesus.  I am blessed and thankful that I have the opportunity to be part of this family of faith – brothers and sisters in Christ who see it as their life mission to: “Reach out and help people experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”  I invite you to join our family and experience the love of our savior Jesus Christ and His people.” – Pastor Klemm 

Mrs. Holly Nelson
Director of Family Life

Mrs. Holly Nelson, Director of Family Life

Mrs. Nelson grew up in Nebraska, and received a Director of Christian Education certificate and Bachelors of Arts in Music, with an Outreach Emphasis from Concordia University, Nebraska.  There, she met her husband Michael, who is Assistant Principal at Lutheran High School Northwest.  The Nelson family moved from Nevada to Michigan in summer 2018.    When given the opportunity, Mrs. Nelson enjoys a good book, swimming, gardening, playing softball, and being outside with her four children.  – Mrs. Holly Nelson  Email Mrs. Nelson

Mrs. Sandy Coccimiglio
Director of Media

Mrs. Sandy Coccimiglio, Director of Media

Mrs. Coccimiglio has over 25 years of business strategy, sales and marketing experience and has been working with Peace since 2012 as a volunteer and since 2015 as Ministry Coordinator.  She grew up in Fraser, where she met her husband, Vince, and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Management from Cleary University and an Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Macomb Community College.  Mrs. Coccimiglio’s daughter attends Peace, and their entire family serve as volunteers in both church and school capacities.  “When we first found Peace, we were just looking for a kindergarten.  What we found was a family, and we are eternally grateful.” – Mrs. Sandy Coccimiglio  

Mr. Carmelo Ferrante
Maintenance

Mr. Carmelo Ferrante, Maintenance

Mr. Ferrante grew up in a very small town in Italy called Messina, where he played soccer and attended barber school at age 11.  He came to America and worked for Chrysler for 35 years.  In fall of 2007, the Ferrante family found Peace, and Mr. Ferrante began working for Peace in 2012.  Mr. Ferrante enjoys gardening and repairs and remodeling of his home.  “At Peace, everyone is like a one big family.  My faith is strengthened more each and every day seeing how Christ moves in everyone.” – Mr. Carmelo Ferrante

Mrs. Judy Franckiewicz
Custodian

Mrs. Judy Franckiewicz, Custodian

Mrs. Franckiewicz grew up and still lives in Shelby Township.  She spent twenty years climbing the corporate ladder at Kmart before marrying her husband, Joseph, and starting a family with her daughter.  She is an avid NASCAR fan, especially #9 Chase Elliott, and loves watching baseball with her sisters and daughter and tending to her vegetable garden.  When asked why Mrs. Franckiewicz works at Peace, she replies, “There really is one answer:  FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!”  - Mrs. Judy Franckiewicz

Peace Lutheran Church and School | 6580 24 Mile Road | Shelby Township, MI 48316 |   586.731.4120
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