The Rev. Dawn E. (Gibson) Volpe, Pastor

Pastor Dawn is a native of Staten Island, New York.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Wagner College (S.I.).  Upon graduating college, she taught for 2 years in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Lititz, PA, where she served as Director of Christian Education at Lititz Moravian Church.  During her tenure at Lititz, she felt that God was calling her into the Ordained ministry.  She entered Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA, earning a Master of Divinity degree along with the Homiletics Prize.  She served Tremont Terrace Moravian Church in the Bronx, New York from 1985 – 1991.  In 1991 she married Chief Petty Officer, Bob Volpe and moved to New Carrollton, Maryland.  In Maryland she served as the pastor of Trinity Moravian Church.  In 2010, after 19 years of service in Maryland, she and her family answered the call of God to serve in Ephraim.  Pastor Dawn is known for her dynamic preaching, engaging stories and pastoral care.  She and her husband have one son, Robert, who will be a junior at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is a budding artist.  Husband Bob is an engineer.

You are invited to call Pastor Dawn at the church office 920-854-2804 or just drop in Tuesday – Friday mornings!  She would love to hear from you.

Jendean Olson, Organist/Choir Director

Jendean’s love of church music began as a child in church.  Luther College in Decorah, Iowa is where she received her bachelor degree in vocal music education, and where she met her husband, Dan, a minister.  Continued education included pipe organ lessons and music credits from five other colleges and universities.  The St. Olaf Worship and Music Conference greatly enhanced her musical growth.

She has directed church choirs in all her husband’s parishes and today is the elementary music educator in the Algoma Public Schools.  She is actively involved as accompanist for the New Day Singers, the good-will ambassadors of the Peninsula Singers.  She and Dan have three children and five grandchildren.  She continues to support as many musical events in Door County as she can, studies Norwegian heritage and playing duets with her granddaughters at the piano.

Diane Kirkland, Secretary/Treasurer

The Kirkland family has been in Ephraim for five generations as summer residents.  Diane has been living year-round in Door County for the past 34 years, as Village Administrator/Clerk for the Village of Ephraim for 26 of those years.  She has been Church Secretary since October of 2010.  Previous to her move to Door County in 1983, she was in the music industry in New York and Los Angeles as a Promotion Manager and Conference Director, and owned a walkie-talkie rental company.  She is at the church office on Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be reached at 854-2804.


Nora Curiel, Custodian



Kathy Kirkland, Cemetery Superintendent 

When Kathy isn’t working as the Secretary at Sister Bay Moravian, she is Ephraim’s Cemetery Superintendent!  She is responsible for informing all interested parties about availability, costs and regulations at our cemetery, making sure the gravesites are prepared for burials, and the general upkeep of the cemetery grounds.  Give her a call at 854-6174 or email her at if you have questions about our cemetery.

Trustees Elders
Chuck Mead, Trustee President Pastor Dawn Volpe, Chair
Shelley Cox Karen Ekberg, Vice Chair
Ryan Sherman Kathy Kirkland
Rob Moore Betty Chomeau
George Carey Hugh Mulliken
Theresa Weborg
  • Ephraim Moravian Church

    9970 Moravia Street
    P.O. Box 73
    Ephraim, WI 54211

        (920) 854-2804

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  • Worship Services

    10:00 a.m. - Sunday Service
    11:00 a.m. - Fellowship

    9:00 a.m. - Sunday School
    (October through May)
    Please confirm in advance.

  • In essentials, unity;
    in non-essentials, liberty;
    and in all things, love.