COVID has prevented most of us access to some things that have been important to us over the
past year. One more thing that we’ve had taken from us is the ability to get to know our
confirmands. It’s a large group this year - 13 Ebenezer students. They have not met in person
since last March, but rather have had to hold their confirmation classes virtually. The kids have
submitted short paragraphs about themselves to help us all get to know them a little better.
Some of those bios are part of this month’s Eagle, and the rest will be here next month.
Hi. My name is Kaleb Plate. My parents are Eric and Jamie Plate. We all live, with my younger
sister, in a new home just outside of Chilton. I am in the 8th grade and I think the best thing
about being an 8th grader is that I am the class president. My favorite holiday is Christmas
because I get to see all of my family. I had to think a long time to decide what my most prized
possession is, but I finally decided that it is my second place cross country ribbon. I worked
hard to earn that and I am proud that I did. Want to know what super power I would choose to
have? I would most like to be able to fly!
Hi. My name is Carson Pierquet. I am in the 7th grade and in the first year of confirmation at
Ebenezer. My parents are Randy and Rachel Pierquet. In my free time I like to play farming
simulator. My dad works on a dairy farm and I guess his love of it has rubbed off on me. My
favorite sport is basketball--playing it, not watching it. I have a special pet--a golden doodle.
It’s really early to start thinking about myself as an adult, but I think I would like to do something
in the business field as my profession.
Hi. My name is Ryan Pierquet. My parents are Randy and Rachel Pierquet. My brother,
Carson, is also in the confirmation class. I also have a younger brother, Landon. We live in the
country on highway 151 west of Chilton. My favorite subject in school is social studies. In my
spare time I like to play sports and hang out with my friends. If I could choose a favorite meal, I
guess it would be chicken alfredo. COVID has been hard and I think the worst thing about it is
not being able to see more of my family and my friends more often.
Hi. My name is Aiden Tanner. My parents are Sheri VanBeek and Scott Tanner. Bob VanBeek
is my step-dad. I live in Forest Junction. I have two brothers, Bobby and Alex and one sister,
Amber. My special interests include bowling, snowmobiling, football and playing video games.
COVID has forced us to do some learning from home, but I prefer the classroom because then I
can see my friends and get to talk to them. Sometimes I just stop and think about things.
Sometimes I wonder if we are living in a simulation (like those video games I like to play) and
when COVID-19 will end. Oh yes, I’m also wondering if we’re going to get more snow. I did say
I like to go snowmobiling, after all.
Hi. My name is Ryan Schnell. My parents are Kristi and Randy Schnell and my grandparents
are Vern and Edith Knoespel. Our family has been part of this church for a long time. I am in
the 8th grade and the 2nd year of confirmation. I love all kinds of sports, but I think my favorite
is football. I like to play it and I like to watch it. In my free time I like to play XBox video games,
go snowmobiling and four wheeling. I think I might like to be a small engine mechanic after I’m
Hi. My name is Mason Pagel. I am a 7th grader at Chilton Middle School. My parents are Tim
and Pam Pagel. My favorite subject in school is social studies. In my spare time I like to play
basketball. I think the worst thing about COVID has been having to wear masks. If I had my
choice at any meal, I think I would choose steak.
Hi. My name is Spencer Wagner and I am in 7th grade. My parents are Emily and Jason
Wagner. We live in St. Anna. In my free time I like to spend time outside and I also like
spending time with my family. I have two pets named Jackson and Freddy. My favorite sports
are baseball and football and I would rather play than watch. I still have a long time to decide, but right now I think I would like either to become a police officer or join the National Guard.