Lay and Staff Leadership

Welcome to our staff and lay leader page. We are here to honor God and love our neighbor! Our hope is that you will find your experience with First Lutheran’s pastoral and lay staff, lay leadership and disciple-members helpful and hopeful.

Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best serve you.

– Pastor Mike Lee


CHURCH COUNCIL

  • Heather Thompson, Council President, hmariethompson@gmail.com.
  • Kim Gust, Council Co-President, kg.gust19@tds.net..
  • Rita Luetscher, Secretary.
  • Melissa Dorshorst, Treasurer
  • Scott Pertzborn, Council Member.
  • Butch Schmidt, Council Member.
  • Pastor Mike Lee, Pastor/ex officio.

STAFF

“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” Paul the Apostle, Ephesians 4:11-12


Pastor Mike Lee, mlee@firstlutheranlodi.org or 608-354-5170.

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Chief creative steward, resident theologian, spiritual guide, teacher, and equipper.

Dan Pulsfus, Spiritual Care Chaplain, Spiritual Director, and Abiders Coordinator, pulsfusdan@charter.net or (608) 592-4102.


OFFICE CONTACT

Caden Miller, Interim Executive Ministry Assistant, execmin@firstlutheranlodi.org and (608) 592-4102.

Scheduling for Ministry-Related Activities, i.e., Building Use, Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals. Questions about Membership and Financial Giving: Electronic Giving Forms, Stewardship Pledge Cards, and Planned/Estate Giving.


LEADERSHIP HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING. The staff and lay leadership are committed to growing their capacity for love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and self-definition with one another and others, especially in anxious situations. The following video is a short-course on how difficult leadership can be in such an emotionally-robust and relationally-intensive community such as a local congregation.

Highly Recommended Lectures on Church Health. Rev. Peter Steinke.

Four videos in the series below.

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