Staff and Ministry Leaders

Office Staff/Ministry

  Pastor: Douglas Dill

  Administrative Assistants: Kerri Durant

  Custodian: Chris Knudsen

Music Staff/Ministry

  Spirit Connection Leader: “JR” Jim Reider

  Organist: Jane Krogh/Joey Hartshorn

  Senior Choir Director: Joey Hartshorn

  Youth Choir Director: Joey Hartshorn

  Senior and Youth Bell Choir Director: Joey Hartshorn

  Keyboardist: Joey Hartshorn


  Nursery: Jennifer Durant


Other Ministry Leaders

  Church Council:

John Koskovich, President
Lee Novak, Vice-President
Denise Kleinberg, Secretary
Sue Hunter, Treasurer

Denise Kleinberg, Christian Education
Judy Blessing, Evangelism
Kathy Anders, Fellowship
Randy Grove, Property
Deb Kenny, Social Ministry
Mike Gill, Stewardship
Terri Gotch, Support
Brandon Trautwein, Worship & Music
Jayden Grove (Council Youth), Youth

 Ministry Coordinators:  

(Vacant), Altar Care
Mary Wolf, Lectors
Worship & Music Committee, Ushers   

  Sunday School Staff/Ministry:

Superintendent – Denise Kleinberg
Suzette Curry
Brianne Lake
Linda Swanson
Chad Cain
Cindy Stastny
Denise Kleinberg
High School, Adult – Pastor Douglas Dill


Council and Committees

Church Council – The church council meets regularly on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Upon the election of the church council at the annual meeting, church council members are assigned particular responsibilities. The new church council elects the executive committee.

Executive Committee
– This committee consists of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and the pastor. The executive committee exists to facilitate the work of the church council. It meets sometime before the regularly scheduled church council meeting (usually the second Monday of the month). The executive committee sets the agenda for the church council meeting, reviews the previous month’s financial reports, discusses issues of the past or coming church council meeting and annually reviews the pastor’s ministry.

Christian Education Committee
– The Christian Education Committee has the responsibility for carrying out the teaching ministry of the church. Under its direction is our entire Sunday School program for both youth and adults. This includes the confirmation program, Vacation Bible School, adult Bible study, and retreat opportunities for adults.

Evangelism Committee
– The Evangelism Committee seeks to reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ by bringing people closer to our ministry at First Lutheran. This is done by inviting residents of the area to become members at First Lutheran and encouraging our present members to be active in our ministry.

Fellowship Committee
– This committee provides social outlets for our members to become better acquainted, allowing us to work and live together in better harmony with one another.

Property Committee
– The Property Committee is responsible for the physical upkeep of the church building and property.

Social Ministry Committee
– The Social Ministry Committee provides means for the congregation to reach out and care for the needs of people both within our own community and around the world.

Stewardship Committee
– It is the task of the Stewardship Committee to encourage all of our members to use their time and their talents to the best of their abilities.

Support Committee
– The Support Committee oversees and regulates the financial resources of the church for ministry. Their primary responsibility is formation of the annual church budget, but they also handle all of the memorial giving and expenditures as well as other tasks related to staff and congregational resources.

Worship and Music Committee
– As its name implies, this committee has responsibility for the worship life of the congregation. They are responsible for our regular and special worship services and our church choirs. This committee is also charged with the task of providing weekly greeters, ushers and lectors. The Altar care and Organ Committees are under their auspices as well.

Youth Committee
– The Youth Committee is responsible for planning activities that benefit the spiritual, moral and social development of youth in our church and our community. The committee provides regular programming for grade school, junior high and senior high youth. The committee also provides guidance and support for our young people to attend local, regional and national youth events.