Staci Marrese-Wheeler ~ Common Grace
Staci (She/Her) is Co-Pastor at Common Grace. Staci is a pastor of the Moravian Church of North America. She has an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. Staci has served on the eastside of Madison for 13 of her 30 years in ministry. She is married to Scott, who is a Presbyterian pastor, and has an adult son, Sam. Her dog, Sunday, is an Australian Shepherd mix who has his own Instagram page (Really! Check out “Sunday in the Meadow”).
Staci also serves as the “Community Development Pastor” who will work to coordinate development of a community center ministry in the Eastmorland neighborhood. To relax, Staci enjoys birding, flower gardening and playing word games.
Pat Siegler ~ Common Grace
Pat (He/They) is a Co-Pastor at Common Grace. Pat is an ELCA minister. He did his undergraduate at UW-Madison, and received his Masters of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Pat has been in ministry for 24 years. Pat is married to Mel, they have 3 adult children. Pat loves watching movies, craft beer (Busch latte too), camping and riding his motorcycle.
Marie Everett ~ El Jardin Infantil
Maestra Marie is the Administrator and Teacher at El Jardín. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UW-Madison and has a long history of working with children in the arts. Marie was the chairperson of a two-year artist-in-residence project at Schenk Elementary and has taught at Madison Cello Ensemble’s summer camps. Marie believes experiences and process art are more important that the end product for young children. She encourages students to create and explore in ways that feed their creativity and curiosity.
Michelle Smith ~ El Jardin Infantil
Maestra Michelle is the Director and Lead Teacher. For more than 20 years Michelle has been teaching. She holds WI teaching licenses in Early Childhood, Bilingual Education, and Spanish. Michelle earned her BS in Education from UW-Madison and added her Bilingual Certification through Edgewood College. Michelle continues to seek out professional development to inform her teaching practices.
Manuel Ramminger ~ Ethical Trading Co.
Manuel was born and raised in Gummersbach, Germany. He moved to Madison in 2001 and has called the city his home ever since. In 2015 he helped found Ethical Trade Co to help empower artisans around the world to break free from exploitation and extreme poverty. In 2020 he joined Ethical Trade Co full time.