Our Staff








Steve Olson, Interim Pastor 
Email: pastor@gsholmen.org

Steve Olson is a retired pastor with 36 years of ministry experience.  He has served parishes in Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Georgia.  Since retiring from full time ministry in 2020, he has been privileged to serve as a vacancy pastor at three different congregations - two in Wisconsin and another in California.  He enjoys helping congregations prepare for their new pastor and has met a lot of new Christian friends through these experiences.  Steve and his wife Gina live in Onalaska.  Their greatest joy in their retirement years is spending time with the families of their 5 married children and their grandchildren.  Steve loves the work of the ministry - there’s nothing more enjoyable than sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others whether they are long time Christians or brand new friends wanting to know who Jesus is.  What a privilege it is for Steve to serve at Good Shepherd as an interim pastor!


Tammy Melott, Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator           Email: tmelott@gsholmen.org

Tammy Melott and her husband Mike live in Galesville, WI.  In 1987 she graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  Her first call was to South Milwaukee, WI where she spent the first 20 years of her teaching career at Zion Lutheran School.  During that time, she taught first grade, third grade and worked in the daycare 2-year-old room.  She also enjoyed running the VBS program.  The next 14 years she taught a 5-day pre-k program at Ascension Lutheran Preschool in Plymouth, MN.  She was director for 7 of those years, and also directed the summer program and the before and after school care.  Due to a job relocation for her husband, they moved back to WI in 2021.  Tammy became an assistant teacher at First Lutheran in La Crescent, MN and has done extended subbing there as well.  She has also enjoyed subbing at area Lutheran grade schools.  God blessed their marriage with three children, all of which are married.  Tammy and Mike truly enjoy being grandparents and travel whenever possible to visit the grandkids.  Tammy looks forward to being a part of the early childhood ministry here at Good Shepherd, and is excited to bring God’s message of salvation to his little lambs and their families through this ministry.

Lisa Carlson, Little Lamb Preschool Teacher
Email: littlelambs@gsholmen.org 

Lisa Carlson was born in West Salem where she attended Christ Lutheran Church and Elementary School. While attending Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisc. Mrs. Carlson participated in choir, band and softball. After graduation she attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN where she graduated in 1999 with a teaching degree and was married to David Carlson.  Her first call was to serve as 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teacher at St. Matthew’s Lutheran School in Stoddard, WI. After taking some time away from full-time teaching to raise their four sons Mrs. Carlson began her preschool journey in the fall of 1994 as a part-time teacher at Christ-St. John’s Lutheran School in West Salem.  In 1999 she accepted the call to teach preschool at Good Shepherd. Mrs. Carlson enjoys spending time with her 4 adult sons, reading, and taking time with family and friends at their cabin on Potato Lake near Chetek, Wisc.