Meet the Staff


Jim Harris


Jill Bruss

Financial Secretary

Marianne King

Office Coordinator

Tonia Wallner

Christian Education

Cindy Payette-Walsh

Staff Support


Tonia Wallner

Director of Christian Education

Tonia is originally a “small town girl” having grown up in Randolph, Wisconsin. She has a lifelong passion for sports and physical education. Tonia earned Bachelor Degrees in both Physical & Health Education, has a Masters Degree in Sports Administration, and is currently the physical education teacher and Athletic Director at St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay. She has also coached volleyball and basketball at various levels, including 5 years with the UWM Women’s Basketball Team. It was during her tenure there that she discovered a desire to direct her skills towards working with young people, rather than coaching adults. Tonia continues to expand her Lay Ministry talents with additional outside classes and education, and always looks for extra ways to ‘minister’ at First Church, especially for our young people and their families.

Tonia joined FCC in 2004 and was appointed our Director of Christian Education in 2010. She resides in Wauwatosa with her 3 cats.


Katelyn Peterson

Director of Music

Katelyn PetersonKatelyn Peterson, is a graduate Teaching Assistant at UW-Milwaukee where she is pursuing a Master of Music Degree in choral conducting. She also directs the university’s Alta Voce treble-clef choir. Katelyn previously taught middle and high school choir in River Falls and New Richmond, WI, school districts. She has conducted church choral ensembles at First Congregational Church of River Falls and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, Minnesota.

Rhonda Kwiecien

Organist & pianist

Rhonda Kwiecien serves as organist at First Congregational Church and is a very successful and highly respected accompanist in Southeastern Wisconsin, having worked collaboratively with every imaginable performing force from solo musicians to all-state choirs. She also holds the position of collaborative keyboard artist at Carroll University, where she accompanies faculty and students in recital performances and also the choral ensembles.

Roxanne Trump-Miles

Director of the Junior Choir

Roxanne Trump-Miles, Junior Choir Director, holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree (Choral Emphasis) from UW-Eau Claire and a Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University-Wisconsin. Roxanne teaches music in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Prior to that she taught for twenty years at Lloyd Street School, where she coordinated the school’s “Save the Music” program, put on holiday musicals and numerous other concerts with her students, and perform in Madison at the State Capitol.


Kimberly Porter

JillIian Bruss

Brett Hanisko

Anthony Andronczyk



Mark Lund

Chief Custodian

Kale Lund