David Grindberg


Dave's been here since 2019.  In addition to being our pastor he is a pheasant hunter, scuba diver, musician (kind of), and avid papa.

Shelley Phelps

Office Manager

Shelley not only keeps First Lutheran ticking, but leads worship, gives comfort to anyone who comes through the doors, preaches, and charms our Wednesday kids.  When she's not here, she's raising her kids, quilting, and watching the Chicago Bears.

Laura Severson

Communications Director

Laura's quiet creativity constantly appears in the work she does here.  Her ability to apply an artistic eye helps people engage and connect with the First Lutheran mission.  Following family sports and activities and taking long walks rounds out her days.

Cal Brandt

Tech Director

Cal makes the wires, screens, cameras, and mics work. He has assembled a team of dedicated volunteers and keeps things lively with his sideways humor.  Off hours activities are to many to list.

Don Christensen

Building and Grounds

Don calls his work around the church 'his worship time'.  He is a gentle soul who listens to his pastor rant while repairing this or cleaning that.  Now there's some multitasking for you!