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Our Board Members & Staff

Board of Directors: 

Jackie Bascom - President

Jackie Bascom is the founder and president of Navigate to Success, formed in September, 2001.  Her background is administrative and office management, and Navigate to Success provides small businesses with consulting and bookkeeping services.  She joined the 6:8 board in the Fall of 2013 after having worked directly with 6:8 in forming Sauk Prairie Against Hunger and successfully fundraising for and completing annual packing events with Feed My Starving Children.  Jackie continues to serve on the SPAH core team and is active in planning the packing event and all of the fundraising events leading up to it.  She joined the Fire on the River planning team when 6:8 took over that event.  She also serves on the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce board and the Ambassador Committee.  Jackie is married to Bob, and has three children, Eric, Rachel, and Kyle.  She has lived in the Sauk Prairie area her entire life after having grown up on a small dairy farm with her parents and 8 brothers and sisters.  Her longevity here has made her passionate about the community and all it offers.  She enjoys family time, crafts, long walks with her dog, singing, and especially being around people—lots of people.  Her heart aches for the starving people locally and globally, and is thankful for the opportunity to serve in fighting it. 

Brad Stuczynski
 - Secretary 
Brad Stuczynski has been on the Board for 6:8 since the spring of 2015.  He grew up on a cash-crop farm near Amherst, WI, and now works as a civil engineer in the Baraboo area, helping municipalities improve their water supply systems, among other things.  Brad appreciates the way 6:8 is able to unite people in the Sauk-Prairie area and make service personal.  He also enjoys hunting, studying the Bible, playing and watching sports, going on dates with his wife, and participating in the imaginative adventures of children.  Brad lives in Baraboo with his wife and five children.

Tom Lyons - Treasurer

Tom Lyons has been on the Board for 6:8 since the fall of 2013, having served as board treasurer since 2014.  By day, he works in commercial banking in the Madison area.  Tom enjoys serving 6:8 because of the unique, local focus of its mission.  He also enjoys ancestry research, reading, and spending time with his family.  Lyons lives in DeForest with his wife and four children.

Gayle Westfahl - Board Member

Kim Peck - Board Member

Carol Gagnon - Board Member
Carol Gagnon joined the 6:8 board in 2016.  Carol has a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in French.  She is licensed to teach Elementary School, Early Childhood, and Cross Categorical Special Education.  Carol is the manager of the Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry and also is a teacher for the Sauk Prairie School District.  When not at the Food Pantry or the classroom, Carol can be found playing outside with her son (Henry), daughter (Rose), and husband (Tony).  She also loves reading and dancing.  Carol is thrilled to be able to share her love of helping others both in the school setting and at the Food Pantry!


John & Sarah Ramthun - Executive Directors

John grew up on a farm just outside of West Bend, WI, with his parents and 5 siblings.  The family of 8 has now grown to 26 including in-laws and nieces & nephews with 3 siblings still working on the farm where we enjoy helping as often as we can!  Sarah grew up in her family of 5 on the south side of Milwaukee and went to school K-12 downtown (MPS).  The family, now of 15, loves to spend time together, especially at the family cottage in Door County.  We are SO blessed to have such amazing families!  From an early age our families were involved in our local Churches and faith has been an important part of our lives.  We went to college at UW Madison, John majoring in Bio-Chemistry and Sarah as pre-med.  St. Paul’s was a significant part of our undergrad experience.  As God worked in our lives we switched our majors to Religious Studies, became friends, and graduated in 2004.  2004 also included beginning as the Directors of Religious Education and Youth Ministry at St. Aloysius in Sauk City, getting married, and moving to Sauk Prairie.  St. Al’s brought us many wonderful memories, including leading our first Mission Trips, and numerous friendships over 6 years. In 2010, God called us to a new apostolate to serve our community.  6:8 aims to transform communities by making service personal through service experiences enhanced by education and exhortation hoping to embody Christ in the way we live.  Our plan is to give all we have to the people we are serving with and for, so that first our community, can be transformed! We would love to have you join us!

Carole Ensminger - Administrative Assistant

Carole was on the Board for 6:8 from 2012 to 2016.  Carole and her family have lived in the Sauk Prairie area since 2002.  She is married to Scott, and has two children, Matt and Noah.  Carole works 10 hours a week with 6:8 over seeing volunteers and assisting with offices and programming tasks. She also works part-time at Wollersheim Winery. Carole is thrilled to be part of 6:8’s mission.  It offers a unique, and personal feel for community service for the residents of Sauk Prairie and beyond.  Carole enjoys various outdoor activities, and family vacations exploring our great country and beyond.