Guy Marquardt, 40, became the new pastor at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lodi's Eastside earlier this year. He replaces Ricky Himm, who resigned almost a year ago. The church has a congregation of what Marquardt describes as "108 souls."
Marquardt grew up in the Midwest, but mostly in Appleton, Wis. He and his wife, Linda, were high school sweethearts in Appleton.