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Pastor Jerry Mansholt

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Pastor Jerry began serving as Interim Pastor of Hosanna in January of 2021. He and his wife Anita have temporarily relocated here from Appleton, Wisconsin while he helps the congregation prepare for the calling of a pastor.

Ordained in 1974, Pastor Mansholt has served as a parish pastor for 27 years in Oklahoma, St. Louis and Wichita, Kansas. He subsequently served as bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America both in the Central States Synod (Missouri and Kansas) and the East-Central Synod of Wisconsin. He has served on the boards of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Pastor Mansholt has also been a strong advocate for many years for ministry with immigrants and refugees, working with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.

Pastor Jerry and Anita have two daughters, both married, and 4 grandchildren, 3 in Florida and 1 in Illinois. Anita is a retired middle school math teacher.

Pastor and Anita are enjoying life and ministry at Hosanna as well as learning about Louisiana history, culture, music and cuisine.


Marilyn Boudreaux

Preschool Director


Marilyn has worked in early childhood education for 22 years, the last 18 at Hosanna Christian Preschool and First Christian, prior to Hosanna taking over the facility. Marilyn became the Director of Hosanna Christian Preschool 10 years ago and has led the Hosanna Christian Preschool program since.

Marilyn was awarded a Childhood Development Associate (CDA) credential: The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington DC awards credentials to early childhood educators who demonstrate the ability to constructively work with young children in group settings.

Marilyn works tirelessly to promote HCP, and improve the educational development of our preschool students, and faculty.

Marilyn is married, and has 2 children, Amanda, & Katheryn; and 2 grandchildren. Marilyn has been married to Gilford Boudreaux for 42 years, and they have resided in St Tammany for 23 years, and Marilyn grew up in the New Orleans area.


Gerald Mansholt – Interim Pastor

Marilyn Boudreaux – Preschool Director

Grace Schneider – Office Manager

Nicole Gunn – Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

Heather Putnam – Director of Music, 9:00am

2021 Council

Church Council consists of elected members and the pastor.
Council members are given the responsibility for the oversight of the mission and ministry of the church.

Rob Rhea – President

Marc Reed – Vice President

Rachael Moore – Secretary

Doug Burbank – Treasurer

Purpose Area Liaisons

George Michell

Amanda Watson

Charles Stone

Nathan Hoffman

Steve Beene