Staff

Please visit our Contact Page or call the main office 763-427-1100 to get a hold of any of the staff by phone.

  • 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

  • STEVE ELLIS

    executive Director

    Steve is a committed Jesus follower and passionate about developing relationships, discipling, and helping others. He comes to Lord of Life with over 25 years corporate experience as an executive, business analyst and team leader. Steve has also held roles as an educator, advisor, and mentor in both higher education and non-profit organizations/communities. He has been active in church leadership for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. Steve is married to Andrea. They enjoy road trips, trying new eateries, board and card games, history, antiquing, used bookstores, theology, cooking, music, sports, and just relaxing on the deck or at the lake. 


    Email STEVE

  • Elaine Johnson
    KID'S & FAMILY MINISTRY DIRECTOR, 

    arts & worship music coordinator

    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.


    Email Elaine

  • 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

  • Brad Kletzin
    Contemporary Worship Director

    Brad is the Worship Praise Band 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 with our Worship Praise Band Sunday mornings.


  • Carla King

    communications specialist

    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 preparing our weekly Good News Connection (GNC), updating our website and social media.  Carla will continue to assist both Elaine and Grant with our Kids & Youth Ministry in whatever needs they have.


    Email Carla

  • raymond bell

    AV Producer

    Ray is our AV Producer and our heads are spinning with his amazing ideas, talents, and positive energy.  On Sunday mornings, you'll see him flying around the Worship Center getting all of the technical components ready for the best day ever! Ray's passion is video...stay tuned for more to come from his awesome direction!

     

    EMAIL RAY 

  • mark grissman

    Facility manager

    Mark has been a member of Lord of Life for more than 30 years. He has been part of the custodial team since 2010 on a part-time basis. Mark accepted the position of Facility Manager in March 2022. If you look for Mark, you may have to cover the entire building as he is EVERYWHERE...cleaning, setting up, repairing and anything else that needs to be done in the facility!


    EMAIL MARK 

  • Michelle Anderson

    Volunteer church treasurer

    Michelle first joined Lord of Life in 1998 and later became part of the leadership team in 2013. 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!”

Church Council

  • dave fredrick

    president


  • shannon bergeron

    Vice President


  • andrea mireau

    SECRETARY


  • Cathy maksimenko

    council member


  • Carolyn hardle

    Council member


  • tom haney

    Council Member


  • Dennis mitchell

    council member


  • Pastor David Lechelt

    Senior Pastor / Council Member