Board of Directors

2021 Wisconsin Chaplaincy Association

Board of Directors


President Bob Vetter,  BCC

Bob has been an ordained Lutheran pastor for 29 years.  He was board certified as a chaplain in 2012.  He worked as a hospital chaplain until 2019.  Then he became the chaplain of a diverse, disadvantaged community in Madison.  He continues to find fulfillment in serving that population.

Vice President and President Elect  (Vacant)


Past President   Jeff Uhler, BCC

Jeff currently serves as the Lead Chaplain and Clinical Ethicist in his hospital system. Relationships continue to be foundational in his work and he views the work of the WCA as caring for and empowering chaplains in all areas of the state.



Secretary and Hospice Representative   (Vacant)


Member-At-Large Representative   (Vacant)

Clinical Pastoral Education Liaison Sue Kruger, BCC

Rev. Sue Kruger, BCC, is a Chaplain and ACPE Certified Educator based at Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill, WI. She has ministered at Good Samaritan Hospital for 12 years, and recently, upon invitation from the senior leadership of legacy Ministry Health Care, she pursued ACPE certification and became certified in October, 2017. She facilitates a hybrid CPE program that utilizes both in the room and telepresence meetings connecting CPE students from around the Ascension system and across Wisconsin.


Pediatric Representative  Karen Lieberman

Karen Lieberman is an attorney-turned-chaplain, who currently serves as a Staff Chaplain at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, a level-one trauma pediatric regional medical center. Prior to joining the staff at Children’s, Karen worked for several years as a Staff Chaplain at Columbia St Mary’s, a community-based adult hospital. She is board-certified by Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains and serves on its Board of Directors. Among her varied responsibilities, Karen has a special interest in medical ethics and the chaplain’s role in contributing to the resolution of ethical dilemmas; she served on the Ethics Committee at Columbia St. Mary’s and currently serves on the Ethics Committee at Children’s. She serve on the WCA Board as a Pediatric Representative.



Member-At-Large Representative  (Vacant



Treasurer  Nick Slater  

Rev. Nick Slater is blessed to serve as Chaplain at a continuum of care campus for the senior population located in Oconomowoc.  He finds a great deal of enjoyment lifting people’s spirits with his willingness to serve, his quick wit, and his dry sense of humor.  He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and enjoys the opportunity to partner and work with other denominations and other faith traditions.  His hobbies and interests include music, exercise, and baking sweets.


Correctional Services Representative   Mark Teslik, BCC

Mark is a Department of Corrections chaplain in the prison system of Wisconsin and is endorsed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American (ELCA). The 2017 WCA conference emphasis on forgiveness has been a significant focus at Mark’s workplace, with presentations by Dr. Robert  Enright and Dr. Gayle Reed to inmates and staff. Chaplain Teslik helps lead a study group based on the work of Enright that he sees as a model for other prison settings. Through his own work with forgiveness, Mark was able to bring significant resources in the planning stages to ensure a meaningful  WCA conference.  He represents correctional chaplains on the WCA board, and encourages correctional chaplains to come to the WCA conference and find other ways to network.


Member-At-Large Representative   (Vacant)


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