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  • Phone: (651) 464-3323
  • Mailing Address: 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025

 

 

Staff

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Pastor John Klawiter

Senior Pastor

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 107
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I love being the pastor at Faith Lutheran! There is always something new and exciting happening here. I started in 2016 and Faith was the right place for my family to join (my wife Taryn and I have 7 kids). I think ministry is about what God has us doing beyond the walls of the building—but worship is an essential part of our community of believers coming together to support one another, grow in faith, and learn about how God is calling us  to be God’s hands, feet, and voice in the world. We have an awesome staff that helps you grow in your ministry—not to do the work for you.

Do you have a prayer concern or Pastoral need? Let us support you!

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Pastor Steve Melander

Visitation Pastor

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 106
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I retired from full time pastoral ministry a few years ago, but what I love the most about being a pastor is visiting people at their homes or when they are hospitalized. By working part-time as the visitation pastor, I get to keep doing what I love during the week and worship on Sundays with my wife, Deb, as a member. If you or someone you care about needs a phone call or a visit with communion, please let me know.

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Deanna Ramberg

Office Manager

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 101
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I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the church office functions, act as the executive assistant to the Senior Pastor, and provides administrative and informational support to the congregation members and other staff.

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Pam Lautzenheiser

Administrative Assistant

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 105
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I am responsible for providing administrative support to our staff, with an emphasis on church membership records and communication.

If you want to know when the next New Member class will be, talk to me!

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Kyrstin Schwartz

Director Children, Youth & Family Ministries

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 113
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There are so many great opportunities to grow in your faith at Faith and I’d love to help you. Wednesday nights are for the whole family—from birth to retirees, there is something for you. I’m the director of children (talk to me about Sunday school), youth (mission trips, service groups, confirmation, and encouraging our youth to lead), and family (which means inter-generational learning and bringing people together around activities that are fun AND develop faith).

Want to know about Bible studies, Christian education on Sunday mornings, or need a spiritual outlet during the week, talk to me!

Children's Ministry

Youth Ministry

Adult Ministry

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Jenny Bottem

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I lead BLAST (Believe, Learn and Seek Truth) programming for ages kindergarten - 2nd grade on Wednesday nights. I also help our occasionally on Sunday mornings during Sunday School.

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Cathy Nelson

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I lead Kids Connect programming for ages kindergarten - 2nd grade on Wednesday nights. I also help our occasionally on Sunday mornings during Sunday School.

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Jean Peikert, RN

Parish Nurse

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 120
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I function as a part of the pastoral ministry team serving the congregation and the community by bringing an approach of wellness, wholeness and prevention.  

This includes blood pressure screening at church and in the community; visits to homes, hospitals and nursing homes; and the distribution of communion to people unable to attend church. Follow-up visits are also done after hospitalizations for people who need an advocate and for people with terminal illnesses.

Education is also a part of the ministry. CPR classes are periodically available, articles of health care issues in Faith communications and handouts are available in the Parish Nurse Office.

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Linda Burk

Traditional Worship & Music Coordinator

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 115
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I develop and lead the traditional worship music ministry for Faith Lutheran Church and rehearse and conduct the Faith Choir, Family Choir, Youth Choir and small choral ensembles to support traditional worship and special services.   I also serve as Faith Music Academy’s primary administrator and point-of-contact to the public, instructors and students.

You are invited to use your musical gifts in music ministry at Faith.

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Bill Munson

Contemporary Worship & Music Coordinator

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 115
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I develop and lead the contemporary worship music ministry for Faith.

You are invited to use your musical gifts in music ministry at Faith.

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Shannon Loehrke

Organist / Pianist

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 115
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I support the traditional worship music ministry.

You are invited to use your musical gifts in music ministry at Faith.

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Dean Jensen

Handbell Director

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 115
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I lead rehearsal and conduct the adult handbell choir to support worship and special services.

You are invited to use your musical gifts in music ministry at Faith.

Connect Me to Music Ministry Opportunities

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Lanette Wedell

Nursery Attendant

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I provide child care in the nursery.

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Johanna Rehorst-Miller

Nursery Attendant

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I provide child care in the nursery.

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Joyce Getchell

Business Administrator

Office: 651-464-3323 ext 108
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I provide leadership in all the business needs of the church so that our ministry staff can focus on ministry.

Contact me with questions of Faith's finances, giving, facility use, insurance, communications, staffing, legal matters and anything else that makes you yawn.

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Bill Reiner

Facilities Manager

Office: 612-464-3323 ext 117
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I am responsible for the maintenance, appearance and safety of the buildings and grounds.

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Debbie Higgins

Custodian

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I assist the Facilities Manager in the maintenance, appearance and safety of the buildings and grounds.

Ginger Kell

Event Custodian

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I perform custodial tasks on a flexible, as-needed basis.

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Sue Brogger

Food Service Coordinator

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I am responsible for leading the Wednesday evening fellowship meal and other meals as scheduled.

Sorry this page isn't scratch and sniff! You'll have to come on Wednesday nights. 

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