Pastor Poppen and his wife (Katie) have four children. They make their home in Cole Camp where he serves as Pastor of St. John's and Holy Cross Lutheran Churches. Pastor Poppen has been an active church organist for almost 20 years. He has performed on organ with the South Dakota State University Symphony, has been the featured organist for festival services and numerous hymn festivals, and has a passion for passing on the organ to the next generation of church organists. He is excited to start teaching organ for TSM.