For what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 It is in these words that Pastor Mike centers himself and his ministry. It is his desire to lead a church that embodies these traits of the faith. He is very excited to be leading the congregation of First Lutheran, where this calling is being lived out in a variety of ways!
Pastor Mike joined the staff of First Lutheran in 2015. He previously served a multi-point parish in Sunburg, Murdock, De Graff and Pennock Minnesota, Ridgewater College Campus Ministry, and congregations in Rochester and Willmar Minnesota. He is a graduate of Concordia College and Luther Seminary. Pastor Mike is married to Sara and they have three children, Benjamin, Brianna and Bradyn.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27 Pastor Becky’s ministry is guided by this verse. First Lutheran loves God and loves one another as we worship, learn, enjoy fellowship and serve. Pastor Becky enjoys serving at First Lutheran and is excited about all the new ministries and possibilities that are happening at First Lutheran.
Pastor Becky joined the staff of First Lutheran on December 20, 1998. She previously served as a radiographer at the CentraCare Clinic in St. Cloud. She is a graduate of Luther Seminary. Pastor Becky is married to Jim. They have two daughters, Deanna and Candace and two granddaughters, Isabelle and Sydney.
Tyler Wright - Ministry Associate mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news! Romans 10:15
Tyler joined the staff in August 2017, and is committed to love one another as Christ loved us. He is eager to start growing in faith as a community. As the Ministry Associate, he will split time working at here and at Luther Crest. Tyler is living at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria, Minnesota. He worked there each of the last five summers. He enjoyed a fast paced environment with kids of all ages while working alongside hundreds of other counselors. During his college years, he went to Upper Iowa University, and transferred to Minnesota State University of Moorhead. After earning his degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation he felt the urge to continue building his faith by pursuing ministry. In his free time, Tyler enjoys going to sporting events, playing music, and having an active lifestyle. Planning on building a foundation of faith in the community, Tyler plans on welcoming all here in Sauk Centre.
Barb Wanquist - Administrative Assistant (see the picture below, in worship accompanist section) "Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Col. 3:17)
Barb joined the staff on Sept. 11, 2017. She is a long-time member of FLC, and a past church secretary here and in other Lutheran churches. She comes most recently from a human resources position in another company. She feels it is a privilege for her to serve God with the other staff here at First, and to see the many members of the Body of Christ as they come and go to worship, serve, fellowship and pray in the building. Her mission as administrative assistant is to support and serve the other staff, congregational leaders, and all members as they grow in faith, love, and mission as the Body of Christ in this place.