Meet Our Staff





Jason Zobel

Phone: (608) 238-5656 ext. 212


Hi!  I’m Pastor Jason and I’ve been serving Mount Olive since August of 2009.  It’s truly been an honor to walk beside the family of God at Mount Olive as we move forward as bold witnesses of the life and salvation found only in Jesus Christ! 


Prior to my coming to Mount Olive, I was blessed to serve as a church planter and mission developer for 12 years in Northern Illinois.  I was born and raised in Eastern Iowa (go Hawks) and have always had a passion for sports and music.  I met my wife, Laurel, at Concordia University Wisconsin and was married on July 31, 1993.  We’ve been blessed with three children and a lifetime of memories.  It is very humbling to be called as a pastor to God’s people and be welcomed into the lives of many.  I treasure our times together and look forward to God’s guidance in leading us into the future. 


My door is always open and I look forward to the opportunity to meet new people along the way.  God’s peace to you as we follow our Lord wherever He leads us!

SMP Pastor



















Dan Anderson

Phone: (608) 255-7214 (Calvary)

I love Jesus, I love people and I love music! Since I was 5 years old growing up in New Jersey, I have been involved with music. Music became my passion and then my profession for most of my adult life. The experiences of being a touring songwriter and musician, as well as owning and operating a recording studio, have enabled me to be in the presence of all kinds of people. Through those experiences in the studio and on the road, the Lord has definitely given me a heart for people.

I have also been blessed to serve as a music director for various churches and church organizations since 1987. Most recently, I spent from 2003-2013 serving as music director of Calvary Lutheran Chapel and truly enjoyed every minute of it.  I have developed lasting relationships with students at the UW who were attending Calvary, especially those who were a part of the praise band. Now I have the privilege to serve Mount Olive and Calvary Lutheran Chapel as SMP Pastor. While it’s not as much in music anymore (although I still dabble in it when I can), it’s still very much about people which totally excites me.

I praise Jesus for leading me to where I am today and look forward to many years of service in His name at Mount Olive and Calvary.

Music Director  

















Linda Krueger
Phone: (608) 238-5656 ext. 214

“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD”…Psalm 150

I am the organist, chorus, Sunday School music, bell and instrumental ensemble director for worship life at Mount Olive. Church music was an important part of my upbringing in Mankato, Minnesota – singing in choirs since childhood - playing organ since high school – and majoring in Music Education and Clarinet Performance at Mankato State University.  I moved to Madison in the fall of 1983 to attend graduate school in music education at UW, studying organ with Professor John Harvey and John Chappell Stowe.  

Mount Olive hired me as organist in January of 1984 and expanded the position in 1985 to include choral responsibilities and in 1991 to include hand bell/chime choir leadership. God has richly blessed my longevity within Mount Olive’s music ministry. 

When not at Mount Olive, I teach Music at St. James Catholic  School(Pre-K thru Grade 8) in Madison. Other activities I enjoy include private piano and organ teaching; playing clarinet in pick-up bands; folk-dancing; Hardanger; reading; and hiking the Ice Age Trail.     

Preschool Director





















Laurel Zobel
Phone: (608) 238-5656 ext. 218


Working with young children and their families is something I love doing!  Sharing Jesus everyday has been a privilege and it reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Lutheran schools from second grade through college.  In May of 1992, I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Lutheran Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood.  I met my husband (Pastor Jason) there and we were married in July 1993. We have been blessed with three children: Andrew, who attends Concordia University Wisconsin; Lauren, a student at Concordia University Wisconsin, and Rebecca, a High Schooler at  Waunakee High School.

Before we moved to Waunakee in 2009, we lived in Braidwood, Illinois for 12 years. While we served at Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, I was the Preschool Director and Teacher of 4 Year-Olds for  nine years. Here at Mount Olive, I am a member of the Christus Choir and a volunteer for Vacation Bible School.

In my spare time, I love to watch Green Bay Packer games and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. My hobbies include crossword puzzles, board games, reading, and watching my children particpate in their sports and musical activities.  

It is a blessing to be a part of the Mount Olive staff as we share the love of Jesus in and around Madison.

Family Life Director


Daryl Lohmeyer

Phone: (608) 238-5656 ext. 215

My passion is for helping people to see that they are a loved forgiven child of God and a valuable part of His family, no matter the age. As believers in Christ we are all part of God's family.

I grew up in St. Louis, MO and attended Lutheran schools for my elementary and high school  education. I loved working the restaurant industry for years and yet knew God was calling me to a different profession. In my mid-20's I had the opportunity to move to California. As a volunteer youth leader, God used the DCE, other volunteers and the youth to make it evident to me He was calling me into youth and family ministry.  I graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 2001 in the Director of Christian Education (DCE) program with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology.  

Prior to coming to Mount Olive, I've served in churches in the Pacific Southwest Distirct for the past 15 years in Southern California. I met my wife Linda while we were doing volunteer youth ministry in San Diego. We got married in 2002 and had our son James in 2006.  I love painting, music, surfing, camping and spending time with my family. 

I am thrilled to be part of the Mount Olive family as Director of Family Life. Together, it will be exciting to see the service He calls us to do both within the church and outreach to the community.

 Office Manager  
















Derek Handley
Phone: (608) 238-5656 ext. 210

My name is Derek Handley, and I serve as administrator for the Mount Olive church office. In a given day, I will prepare bulletins, announcements, monthly newsletter (The View), manage the church calendar, manage the office, and assist the directors as needed. Previous admin experience includes Operations Assistant at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Evanston where I was the parish bookkeeper, and Program Coordinator at Midwest Young Artists, a youth music organization. I have a masters in music performance (cello), and I play in the Madison Symphony Orchestra, in addition to other groups.

My wife Natalie and I moved to Madison from Evanston, Illinois (my hometown) in February of 2014. A lifelong Presbyterian, we have made our church home at Christ Presbyterian Church where Natalie is the Contemporary Music Director. We had our first child, Daniel, in March of 2016, and are enjoying the new dynamic he adds to our family!

Outside of work, I enjoy playing guitar and bass in the CPC worship band and out on the town, getting out into nature, camping, and traveling. I feel the need to confess that I am a Chicago Bears fan, which has not caused any turmoil in the office yet. It is by God's grace that I am here in Madison and at Mount Olive as part of the office staff.




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