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Fuel Student Ministry

Feeding teens' faith since 2016


Spring 2019 Series

The Art of Adulting

After strenuous studies, you walk across the stage, gripping your high school diploma—you've arrived. An adult at last. But all of a sudden, instead of a diploma, you hold a paycheck in one hand and a stack of bills in the other. You find yourself swimming in the treacherous seas of adulthood surrounded by tuition, taxes, insurance, bosses, potential spouses, and everything in between.

How can you begin to navigate adulthood, and still, honor God in the process?

The Fuel Student Ministry spring series titled "The Art of Adulting" seeks to provide students with both the practical and spiritual tools to help navigate adulthood in four focus areas: faith, friendships, finances, and the future. Each week will begin with music, then a Bible study covering one of the four focus areas, followed by a keynote speaker or panel discussion, and finally prayer and more music.

For each of the four focus areas, we will be taking a close look at what God's Word has to say about these topics, and we will also welcome guest speakers and panelists who will share their insights or expertise in one or more of these four areas. Some of our guests will be more seasoned adults, and others will be in their first or first years out of high school.

The next series of Fuel Student Ministry will take place on Sundays, April 28-May 12 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Urban Fuel Coffeehouse. All area high school students are invited to attend these informative and inspirational events. Parents and other adult leaders are also welcome to attend.

April 28        Mitchell Giovannettone

May 5        Joey Schumann & Friends

May 12        Him & Her (Seth and Jenna Herlich), Tess Cederholm, and Eric Schwark       



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Darold A. Treffert

Dr. Darold A. Treffert is a retired psychiatrist and current research director who specializes in the study of autism spectrum disorders and savant syndrome. After graduating from St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Treffert first attended Bethany Lutheran College where he focused on pre-medical courses and earned an associate in arts degree in 1953. He received his medical doctorate in 1958 from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Although retired from active psychiatric practice Dr. Treffert continues as research director at the Treffert Center which focuses on assessment, intervention and treatment of persons with autism, and research on savant syndrome, along with a strength-based school for all children. You can learn more about Dr. Treffert at www.treffertcenter.com or more about savant syndrome at www.savantsyndrome.com.


Mike Westendorf

Life to the full!" That is the heartbeat of this Christian recording artist, meteorologist, husband and father of three. With a passion for sharing the life-changing power of grace in music and speaking events, Mike loves the "aha" moments when God's word connects to real life. He has been sharing this story while leading worship in the WELS since 2007. His full-time work is with UW Milwaukee in the meteorologist intern program. He is also the contemporary worship coordinator for St. Paul's Lutheran in Muskego. In addition, Mike is the director of Awake and Alive, an event for the 18-25 generation and has served for over 7 years as music director for The Point of Grace Campus Ministry in Milwaukee. 


Nicole Hill

Nicole is a Propulsion Analysis Engineer at Sierra Nevada Corporation in Madison, WI.  Her current work is focused on structural analysis of the Reaction Control System thrusters for the Dream Chaser Cargo Vehicle.  Nicole has been doing propulsion analysis for almost 2 years.  Prior to that, she enjoyed her work as Aerodynamics and Loads Engineer for the Cirrus Aircraft SF50 Vision Jet in Duluth, MN, and preceding that work, as an Orbital Debris Engineer in Houston, TX.  Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota in 2007, and her Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics through the University of Alabama in 2014.  Nicole appreciates the clear signs of grace that have guided her throughout her life and is looking forward to discussing the blessings of being a Christian in engineering.


Joseph Woldt

Joe Woldt a Board-Certified Sports Physical Therapist works at Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine in Green Bay, WI. Joe graduated from Martin Luther College in 2008 with a degree in Education with concentration in life science. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Concordia University Wisconsin in 2013 and completed a sports medicine residency program at Aurora BayCare in 2014. Joe currently works with athletes of all types and am involved in specialty clinics including concussion, performance running, and performance throwing programs. Joe is also an adjunct instructor for the Orthopedic Residency program at Concordia University Wisconsin.


Kerry K. Kuehn

Dr. Kerry Kuehn is a professor in the Department of Physics at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. His laboratory work is devoted primarily to the physics of fluids. In recent years, he has published work on acoustic imaging of Rayleigh-Benard convection, the dynamics of vortex rings, and computational analysis of tidal instabilities on multi-moon planets. He is currently working toward developing an apparatus to study the fluid dynamics of thin soap films. Other ongoing projects include astrophotography and text-processing using the Google N-gram databases. Dr. Kuehn will presenting on the topic "Scientific Apologetics: Defending the Faith in a Technological Society."


Robert Fleischmann

Pastor Robert Fleischmann was born in Pleasanton, CA and raised in Lake Geneva, WI. He is a 1979 graduate of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and a 1983 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon. From 1983 to 1988 Pastor Fleischmann served as a Home Missionary Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Plymouth, WI. In 1988 he accepted the call to serve as the first (and only) full-time National Director of Christian Life Resources, a pro-life and pro-family agency theologically affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Evangelical Lutheran Synod. He writes extensively on life and family issues and preaches and presents extensively throughout North America. He also holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Philosophy in the Bioethics Department at Concordia University in Mequon.  He continues to hold these positions as he now serves St. Paul as Administrative Pastor.

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Located in Peebles, Urban Fuel is a favorite local gathering spot with a fun and stylish atmosphere.

Photos by Urban Fuel


Urban Fuel opened in March of 2015 and is located in the quiet village of Peebles.



(920) 933-5590



N7645 N Peebles Ln,

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin





7:00 am - 3:00 pm


7:00 am - 3:00 pm

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


7:00 am - 3:00 pm



Each week at Fuel students begin and end the night with a time of song and musical meditation. The play list for each week of Fuel can be found here. Please listen through the songs so that you can sing along. (Note the versions of the songs we will sing at Fuel won't sound exactly like the recordings.)



Pastor Mark Parsons

Faith Lutheran Church