Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of a top notch team of volunteer community leaders who put service before self. Each member brings a unique set of skills to the organization which has been crucial in driving this event forward. The GCM Board Members serve by dedicating their time, creative talents and labor - and are committed to making this event one that will last for years to come.

Each member of our Board understands that building community begins with the willingness to step out front and lead through serving. The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc is proud to have this phenomenal team of leaders in place.

Left to Right

Dan Jarocki – All things electrical, Lighting, Hammerschlagen

Jerry Noll – Secretary, EmCee, East Coast Cruiser

John Ellis – MetalCraft, Elbow Grease, Feuermeister

Heather Burkle – Design & Implementation, Christmas Fanatic


Mick Van Every – Mr. Awesome, Builder, Comedian

Jan George – Enforcer, World Record Holder: Pole Vault

Heidi Laatsch – Volunteer Coordinator, Task Master

​Joe Haas – Media/Marketing, Build Coordinator, Toubleshooting

Bob Duffy – Entertainment Coordinator, City Liaison, Stage Manager

Sharon Manke – President, Vendor Relations, Girl About Town

Kathy Kaempf – Facilitator, Insurance Specialist, Ice Boat Racer

2019 German Christmas Market Countdown








Thanksgiving Weekend
November 29 thru
December 1, 2019

Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday  10am – 11pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Santa’s Hours:
Friday & Saturday -
Noon to 5, Sunday 11-4

100 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066