Chris Byars


Chris Byars serves as pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church, a.k.a. the Clock Church. Throughout his professional career, he has worked for the betterment of the community. He has helped to found a Community Resource Center, working with ministerial and clergy associations to address homelessness and community needs and serving in service organizations. Holding a B.A. in German and Business Administration, an MBA in Global IT Management, and an M. Div. Since coming to Gillett in October 2020, Pastor Chris regularly serves at Ruby's Pantry, coordinates the local National Day of Prayer, and serves as the President of the Gillett-Suring Clergy Association. As a father of six, it keeps pretty busy and is a devoted husband to his wife of twenty-four years.

Monica Wagner

Vice President

Monica Wagner is the Regional Development Specialist for the Bellin Health Foundation. Monica enjoys making connections, cultivating and building relationships. She has been a Licensed Athletic Trainer for Bellin Health since 1999. She has coached basketball, but currently coaches Cross Country and Track and Field. Monica serves on the Gillett Elementary Lighthouse Committee and volunteers as a catechist for St. John’s Catholic Church. In her spare time, Monica loves to attend her children’s events, run, being outdoors, volunteering, gardening, hiking and working out. Her family has a small hobby farm outside of Gillett.

Katie Daul


Katie Daul is a community-focused leader who serves at UW-Madison Division of Extension Oconto County. Her experience (both professionally and in volunteer capacities) lies within administrative support and networking, marketing and communication, and fundraising and event planning. Katie is active within the local community on various projects, including garden walks; homecoming celebrations; community health, safety, and nutrition; and the school board. She was also the chairperson of the newly developed Leadership Oconto County program and served as a volunteer firefighter. Katie is supported by her equally-dedicated community-minded husband, Justin, and three children, who provide her with the most joy.