Our Staff

Cantorial Soloist Melanie Kuolt

Melanie Kuolt, born in West Allis, WI, joined Congregation Mount Sinai in 2012 as their Cantorial Soloist. Previously, she served various religious communities in the Milwaukee and Madison area. She has experience in leading traditional Reform niggunim, and as as attendee at Union for Reform Judaism’s premier song leader workshop, Hava Nashira, she also strives to bring new music from URJ’s finest innovators and composers.

Melanie studied Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Ilona Kombrink. She currently lives in Stevens Point with her wife, Lorie and their Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy.

Melanie  can be reached at her email of:



Administrative Assistant: Kellie Messman

Kellie has worked at Mt. Sinai Congregation since 2014.  She lives in Wausau with her husband and three children.  Being actively involved in Wausau is important to her, as evidenced in her volunteering activities in the schools, the Girl Scouts, her church, as well as the broader community. She describes the members at Mt Sinai as “warm and welcoming” and she enjoys her employment very much. Family relationships are most important to her and she includes the members of the Mt Sinai congregation as part of her family as well.

We are fortunate to have her working with us!

Kellie can be contacted at her email of:






Custodian Ken Bisgrove



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