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Our Board Members & Staff

Board of Directors: 
Janelle Hupp - President

Janelle Hupp joined the Board in April of 2018.  She was introduced to 6:8 when her daughters participated in 6:8 led summer mission trips and the Silver Cord Program.  She appreciates the emphasis placed on promoting volunteerism within our community’s youth and adults, and the importance placed on creating relationships as we provide service.  Janelle is a Family Medicine Physician within the Sauk Prairie Healthcare System, working at the Wisconsin Heights Clinic in Mazomanie.  She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and various outdoor activities.  She is also excited to be part of the 6:8 Circles planning team.  She was born and raised in Freeport, Illinois and moved to Prairie du Sac in 2004 with her husband, Marv, and 2 daughters, Lizzie and Sarah.




Sam Kruse - Secretary 

Sam was born in Madison, WI to a family of eleven children. Sam met John and Sarah through St. Paul's Catholic Church when he was still in primary school. Whether through violin lessons with Sarah or leading small groups with John, he has been hanging out with John and Sarah for most of his life. After a brief stint in the nonprofit world, he graduated in the fall of 2017 from UW-Madison with a degree in mathematics and now works for a tech company in Madison. He spends his free time playing Frisbee and working with local charities. He has been on the 6:8 board since the spring of 2018.





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

Kim Peck has been on th 6:8 Board since 2016. Blessed to be married for nearly 44 years to Nancy.  Nancy and Kim have one child (Rhonda) and three grandchildren. Kim was employed by Frito-Lay for 40 years where he held several different sales management roles. He happily retired from Frito-Lay in December of 2017. He took nearly a year away from work and He is now fortunate enough to work at GraceWay Church as the administrative assistant. Kim also has served as GraceWay’s Treasurer for last two years. He has participated for several years in a men’s bible/book study that meets every Monday morning. Nancy and Kim participate in sermon based small group each year. I help at AWANA on Wednesdays on an as needed basis.


Jeff Boll - Board Member

Jeff Boll-  Jeff joined the 6:8 Board in April of 2018.  He began volunteering at 6:8 in October 2014 when he was introduced to the Meal Pack event shortly after moving back to his hometown of Sauk Prairie in August 2014.  Jeff works as an investment adviser and insurance agent of Schwarz Insurance.  He’s most excited about continuing to improve 6:8, while readying the community for the new Circles program starting in late 2019.  






Luci Breunig - Board Member

Being on 6:8 web site should say it all!  Luci Breunig joined the Board in April of 2018. Sauk Prairie community has been my home for all of 54 years.  The opportunity within this organization for me to personally grow, in unison with sharing my passion & energy to look for the best in every individual.  My day always begins with " What am I going to eat, when am I going to work out, & WHOSE DAY AM I GOING TO MAKE!" Running a business I have a high appreciation for the efficiency with how 6:8 manages the many facets of its vision. Being part of a team that truly makes a difference is one of my blessings. My husband Jerry and my two teenage boys keep busy which gives me time to keep my self busy.




Kevin Bjork - Board Member

Kevin Bjork began serving on the 6:8 Board in Spring 2019. He welcomes the opportunity to be involved in an organization that serves others in so many different ways. He currently works as a Nurse Practitioner at the VA Hospital and Clinics, and is honored to work with and serve the veteran population. When not working, he enjoys staying active and spending time outdoors with his family.




Staff & Team Leaders:
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 30 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 16, 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 - Office Manager

Carole Ensminger started volunteering weekly for 6:8 in 2011.  As she prepared Mission Trip Folders, entered Silver Cord hours, and helped 6:8 prepare for Food Backpack deliveries, she fell in love with the Mission of 6:8.  She joined the Board of Directors in April 2012, and began working for 6:8 as an Administrative Assistant in November 2014.  She has also joined the Sauk Prairie Against Hunger Core Team and will be overseeing scheduling at the New 6:8 Building.  Each year the 6:8 Board has increased her hours and she is now working as the Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator in addition to her other tasks.  Carole is instrumental in helping 6:8 transition to a new physical space and increase in capacity of service.



Joyce Schoepp - Circles Coach & Ally Support

Joyce Schoepp started volunteering for 6:8 in 2010.  She has been on the Sauk Prairie Against Hunger Core Team from it’s beginning in 2012, has been an Adult Small Group Leader on Middle School and High School Mission Trips with 6:8, and has volunteered as a Team Leader of 6:8’s  Mentorship Program.  Joyce believes in focusing on one person at a time and likes to form relationships with those who come to the 6:8 Meals and Programs.  She is leading us in forming relationships and transforming lives.  She is part of the Circles Sauk Prairie planning team.




Natia Schoepp - Circles Children's Program Coordinator

Natia Schoepp starting volunteering for 6:8 in 2010. She has been on several middle school and high school mission trips with 6:8. Natia spends some of her time volunteering with Sauk Prairie Against Hunger. She recently started working with the planning team for Circles Sauk Prairie. She is also the Children’s Program Coordinator for Circles Sauk Prairie. As the Children's Program Coordinator, she is creating and implementing curriculum focusing on money, budgeting, social and emotional health, and much more.




Marilyn McFarlane - Circles Interviewer & Support Staff
Like so many in the Sauk Prairie community, Marilyn McFarlane involved herself in volunteer opportunities when 6:8 organized the Fire on the River, pounding in fence posts, hosting children’s games and serving burgers until midnight. 6:8’s move into the new building provided daytime volunteer opportunities like organizing the abundance of toys donated to the childcare room. Her lifetime of relational experiences has prepared her to serve with Circles, a new program to reduce the poverty level in Sauk Prairie. Marilyn enjoys the positive team experience of equipping and encouragement among the members. She is admonished to “…be concerned about the interest of others.” (Philippians 2:4) 
Marilyn and her husband, Dick, have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren all located in the Midwest making Oma and Papa visits possible. Marilyn and Dick enjoy tandem biking for exercise and for an alternative to marriage counseling because Dick, as pilot, has had to improve his communication skills and Marilyn, as stoker, has had to grow in trust.

Lana Satterlee-Ballweg - Community Meal Coordinator

Lana began her relationship with 6:8 in January 2018 scrubbing stoves and has been using them since as the Community Meal Coordinator.  She is a retired director of operations with 34 ½ years in the health insurance industry. Lana and her husband, Mark, have 2 grown children and come from big families. Lana finds her family and career experience coupled with her love for cooking, gardening, canning and organizing a great fit for this 6:8 opportunity. With 6:8’s ability to bring the community together to service others, Lana is glad to do her part. What better way to bring people together then to gather around a table to share a meal!




Bill Reay - Men's Community Coordinator