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Roberts United Church of Christ’s new interim pastor Zoe Kuester stands before a favorite wall hanging depicting Central American women’s idea of Heaven. Kuester said she wants people to know she appreciates a good joke, but don’t expect her to remember them. She took over pastoral duties July 21. (Photo by Sarah Young)

A warm welcome: New pastor begins at Roberts UCC

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“Isn’t it beautiful?” Zoe Kuester asked as she ran her hand lightly across a wall hanging in her office depicting Guatemalan women’s idea of Heaven. The tapestry shows a menagerie of animals amid lush greenery. “Apparently there are a lot of llamas!”


Even though she began her new position scarcely two weeks ago, Roberts United Church of Christ’s new interim pastor is already sure of one thing: she loves her new church and its congregation.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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