Franz Rigert – Conference Minister (Class of 2021) is the Conference Minister in Wisconsin since January 2015. Prior to joining the Conference Staff, Franz served Pilgrim UCC in Grafton, Wisconsin for nearly 20 years. Franz is committed to fostering covenantal care among colleagues and collaborative ministries between congregations. Franz’s leadership prioritizes the resourcing and guiding of local churches, and a conference wide commitment to justice issues. Franz and his spouse Trinn (an early education teacher) have three children: Mitchell (26), Jordan (22) and Marianna (20). Franz’s hobbies include traveling, mountain hiking, home projects, nature and music.