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Pr. Laura Henrik
Laura HenrikPastor

Pr. Laura is passionate about growing faith in kids and teens, social justice/advocacy, hospitality, and sharing God’s love with all people. Pastor Laura began her call to serve LCC in June of 2014. Laura was born in Madison, WI but raised in Knoxville, TN. She attended Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC and studied Family Ministry. After college, she moved to Columbia, SC to attend the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. During her first call in Moorhead, MN, Laura met and married her husband, Davin. Laura is passionate about growing fraith in kids and teens, social justice/advocacy, hospitality, and sharing God’s love with all people. In her free time, she loves to cheer on her favorite football teams (University of Tennessee and the Green Bay Packers), cook, workout, and watch movies.
Email: laura@lcc-wf.com

Pr. Joel Baranko
Joel BarankoLead Pastor

Pr. Joel’s passion for ministry is grounded in God’s calling that all people use their gifts in service of the Kingdom in whatever work they do. Pastor Joel began his call to serve LCC in May of 2011. He has served congregations in Iowa and Minnesota. Joel was born and raised in Belfield, ND and attended Concordia College, Moorhead, MN where he met Megan to whom he was married in 2003. Joel and Megan moved to Dubuque, IA where he attended Wartburg Theological Seminary. His passion for ministry is grounded in God’s calling that all people use their gifts in service of the Kingdom in whatever work they do. “Jesus gives us new life so that we do something with it, so let’s get to it!”
Joel enjoys reading the classics of literature, politics, good debate, and hanging with his daughters: Vivian and Julia.
Email: jbaranko@lcc-wf.com

Office Staff

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Jill Polasek
Office Administrator
Jill manages our church office and keeps our publications up to date.
Email: office@lcc-wf.com
Phone: (701) 282-0514

Music Ministry

Chad Svenby
Director of Music and Arts Ministry
Chad believes communal music and art can help proclaim Good News into each others’ lives.
Email: csvenby@lcc-wf.com

Youth

Stacy Christianson
Education Director
The Education Director oversees children education and mission programs for Preschool – 9th grade.
Email: education@lcc-wf.com
Phone: 701-282-0514

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