Reverend Dr. Timothy Oswald


Reverend Dr. Timothy Oswald was installed as Pastor on November 13, 2016. He grew up in Addison, IL and graduated from Wheaton College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies. He also holds a Master’s degree in Divinity, Master of Military Studies, Master of Theology in Systematic Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Military Ministries. His area of special interest in his studies arose from his work as a Navy Chaplain and examined Christian ministry in religiously pluralistic settings. Pastor Oswald retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps after 22 years. 


Pastor and his wife of 36 years, Dawn, have four grown children. His passion is to present God’s Word in preaching and teaching, always with a view toward how each segment of text contributes to the larger message of the Bible as a whole which is God’s work to reconcile people to Himself through His Son Jesus Christ.



   Pastor Lind was born on January 16,1952 at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and spent most of his growing up years in west Texas finishing High School in Elgin, Illinois.

     He graduated in 1975 from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education holding concentrations in Earth Science and Music. In 1975 he entered Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois and Ft. Wayne, Indiana and spent his year of vicarage at The Lutheran Church of Arcata, Arcata, California. In 1979 he received his Masters of Divinity degree and was ordained into the ministry on June 24, 1979 at St. John Lutheran Church Rodenburg, Schaumburg, Illinois.

      He served as Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stanwood, Iowa from 1979 to 1987, Faith Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa from 1988-1995, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Elma, Iowa from 1998-2001, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, East Troy, Wisconsin from 2004 until his retirement on July 31, 2017.

     In 2007-2008 he completed a four quarter Clinical Pastoral Education residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, in Iowa City, Iowa, with concentrations in the Neurology Unit, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and the Neurological Intensive Care Unit; receiving Advanced Standing from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Ecclesiastical endorsement from The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in hospital chaplaincy.

     In 1995-1996 he completed a second, four quarter Clinical Pastoral Education residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blanks Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, concentrating his time on several surgical floors and at Blanks Children’s Hospital.

     In 2001, he became a chaplain at St. Michael Hospital, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where in addition to regular floors visits he served as the chaplain for the ICU unit, served on the hospitals ethics committee, and while at St. Michael was received into membership by the National Association of Professional Chaplains.  

Nadine Kelm


Nadine has been serving as Church Secretary at Hope since 2007. She moved to Twin Lakes in 2006 with her husband, George, who presently serves as Organist and Chairman of the Elders.

They were members of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, IL, from 1972 to 2006, where George served as the Director of Instrumental Music in the school. Nadine served on the Altar Guild and was a member of the Hand Bell Choir. She was also a Bethel Bible Series Leader in the 1970’s. In Arlington Heights she was employed as a Legal Secretary for 24 years and worked in mortgage lending prior to that time. 

George and Nadine have said they both consider themselves very blessed to be a part of the ministry here at Hope.


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Sunday School

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  • Jan Krueger

    Jan started our online Sunday School presence when COVID 19 prevented many children from attending Sunday School.

    Jan teaches our Kindergarten-3rd grade class. She continues an online class for those who cannot attend including a game or a craft.

  • Dawn Oswald

    Dawn teaches our preschoolers. She also creates our online preschool program with music and crafts for our littlest children..

  • Tabra Gomski

    Tabra has a heart for the Lord and for the children she teaches. She assists and substitutes when the need arises  

  • Dave Krueger

    Dave teaches our 4-10th graders. 

  • Jaclyn Teuting

    Jaclyn provides Dawn with much appreciated help in our preschool class. She is a delight to work with.

A/V team (Livestreaming)

  • Brian and Amanda Larie

    Brian runs the sound board while Amanda takes care of the camera views for our livestream program. 

  • Stan and Cheryl Grey

    Stanley sets up the livestream link and handles the view.

    Cheryl creates the PowerPoint and flips the screens.

    They both work on the photos and the videos for Adult Sunday School and our Children's Sunday School online presence.

  • Josh Walton

    Josh set up our sound board and substitutes for Brian when needed.