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  • Pastor David Lechelt
    Senior Pastor

    Pastor David began his service as Lord of Life’s Senior Pastor in the summer of 2013. He is always ready to share both his powerful experiences of God bringing him to LOL and of showing up with LOL in the neighborhoods of Anoka County with God’s love and hope.

    Without a doubt he would encourage you to experience Sunday as “The Best Day of the Week.”  From bible-based extemporaneous sermons to inviting our kids to show off their colorful socks with him, you won’t miss his warm welcome, love of people, and joyful invitation to life together in Jesus Christ.

    He loves to beat the drum for “on the ground” impactful love of our neighbor and has enjoyed leading and partnering with the missions of several great non-profits in the area. He makes the most of his leisure time too, enjoying biking, cooking, reading, and travel. He loves in-depth faith conversations over a cup of good coffee and his tennis racket is waiting for a Spirit-filled volley on the courts with you.

    Email Pastor David

  • Michelle Anderson

    Director of Operations & Administration

    Michelle first joined Lord of Life in 1998 and later became part of the leadership team in 2013. As the Director of Operations and Administration, Michelle considers herself a steward of God’s gifts here at Lord of Life. “Our facility is a gift, our financial resources are a gift, our staff and leadership teams are a gift, our community is a gift, and each of our members is a gift. What I strive to do is take good care of each of these to be sure all of these gifts are here to support our main focus which is our ministry. I truly feel it is an honor to serve this congregation and watch God’s will be done!”

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  • Elaine Johnson
    Children's Minister of Education, Music & Worship Arts

    Elaine returned to Lord of Life in August 2016 after previously working here with children and worship from 1995 – 2006. From directing Sunday School worship and children’s activities, to outreach to families and assisting with worship enhancement, Elaine is happy to be part of the loving and caring community of Lord of Life.

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  • Grant brockhouse

    Youth and Young Adult Leader/Missionary

    Grant joined Lord of Life in 2019, having just graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. In addition to heading up our confirmation ministry, Grant will also be venturing into the larger area to meet, receive, and gather youth and young adults into meaningful community. He has a great calling for youth ministry and is passionate to get to know and hear the stories of our youth and young adults.

    Email Grant

  • Carla King

    Volunteer Children, Youth and Family Assistant

    Carla and her family have been members of Lord of Life for over 30 years where she has enjoyed and shared her passion for music ministry.

    In her current role, she is gifting our Children, Youth, and Family community with administrative support and behind the scenes organizing, tasking and communication.

    Email Carla

  • Ellen Johnson
    Preschool Director

    Ellen joined Lord of Life Preschool as a teacher in 2009 and started directing while still teaching in 2014. Ellen says her philosophy as a teacher is that you have to love your students before they can learn. “I try to make every child feel like they matter as soon as they walk into our building. I can try and teach them how to hold a pencil correctly or cut paper the correct way, but if they don’t feel like I care about them, then they will not succeed. I am fortunate enough to be able to teach them about God’s love and how He loves us no matter what.”

    Email Ellen

  • Bruce Phelps
    Traditional Music Director (9:00 am service)

    Bruce joined the Lord of Life team in October 2015. Bruce was previously the founder of the Two Rivers Chorale and now is the Director of the Northern Lights Chorale that performs throughout the metropolitan area. Bruce also directed the Minnesota All State Men's Choir and was named to the Minnesota Music Educator's Hall of Fame. In his role as the Traditional Music Director at Lord of Life, Bruce oversees all music selections and directs the choir for the 9:00 am Worship Service.

    Email Bruce

  • Brad Kletzin
    Contemporary Worship Director (10:30 am Service)

    Brad is the Contemporary Worship Director, and although he was “officially hired” in 2012, he has been leading worship in various capacities at Lord of Life since 1996. You can find Brad playing the guitar and singing in the Contemporary Worship Band Sundays at 10:30 am. As the Worship Director, he also manages the music and musicians for the Contemporary Service.

    Call the office to contact Brad

  • Doug Dorn

    Facility manager

    Doug has a long history with Lord of Life, being confirmed here during the 70s and coming back to join as a member in 2006. He started working at LOL as a kitchen supervisor and was hired full-time in 2014 as the Facility Manager. Doug oversees the day-to-day operations of the building, as well as supervises the custodial staff.

    Email Doug

Church Council

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  • Gary Mohn


    Gary and his wife Debbie joined Lord of Life in 2013 after being drawn to the spirit-filled atmosphere and all the wonderful loving people. "Lord of Life is a true Christ-filled community built on the power of prayer. It has grown our faith and our circle of beloved friends." Gary decided he would like to give something back to Lord of Life and joined the council in 2018. "I was lead to do this and look forward to faithfully serving this most amazing congregation."

  • Judy Jurek

    Council Member

  • Larry Weight

    Council member

    Larry has been a member of Lord of Life for over 25 years. He has served in a number of leadership roles over the years, but never on church council. "This year seemed like the right time to invest in this role. Lord of Life exemplifies to me what a church community should embrace - openness, acceptance and the freedom to walk a Christ-centered journey as one feels called and I'm proud to be a part of that." 

  • Melissa Galvin

    Council member

    Melissa and her husband began attending Lord of Life with their three girls in 2007 after being drawn to the warm, welcoming environment at LOL. "When I was asked to be a part of Lord of Life council, I knew God was asking me to dig deeper into my faith and was providing me with an opportunity to serve the congregation on a larger level. I have been a Sunday school teacher for many years and my children currently participate in all levels of faith formation. I am hopeful that I can support families attending Lord of Life, as well as support the continued growth of our congregation."

  • dave fredrick


    Dave, his wife Michelle, and two children started attending Lord of Life in 1995 because of the great Christ-centered worship experience and youth programs. In recent years, Dave wanted to get more involved with church activities and joined the council. "I really wanted to grow my faith and take a more active leadership role at church. I also had a desire to meet and get to know more congregation members, so when I was asked to consider LOL council, I believed that was where God was taking me next on my faith journey."

  • Pastor David Lechelt

    Senior Pastor / Council Member

  • Michelle Anderson

    Staff Liaison