Pastor Karen Behling is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Prior to coming to Our Saviour’s, she served congregations in southern Minnesota and before that, in Iowa and North Dakota. She was ordained in 1990. Pastor Karen enjoys quilting & sewing, gardening, hiking & biking, yoga, and reading. She and her husband are the parents of three adult children.
Ellen Fransway, Our Saviour’s Administrative Assistant is the first voice you hear when you call and the first face you see when you stop by the church office. She has significant experience managing an office environment, having been a Clinic Administrator for many years in the health care field. Ellen comes to this position as a long-time member of Our Saviour’s and brings a depth of our history to every friendly encounter.
Toni has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Eau Claire (UWEC) , a comprehensive major elementary/special education. She has taught preschool for 32 years (the first 16 at Luther Hospital Child Care center and the last 16 at Our Saviour’s ) She retired in 2008. In 2009 she started her present part time work. Toni has been a Lutheran all of her life and has always had a passion for child development for as long as she can remember.
Jared Johnson, Worship and Music Coordinator, works closely with the pastor to plan weekly worship and worship services during the Church’s significant holidays. Jared’s technology skills allow OSLC to maintain and up-to-date presence in the ever changing realm of technology.
Chad Burton, Our Saviour’s custodian, ensures the maintenance and cleanliness of our physical structure. He comes to this role with a joy and commitment to offering a welcoming environment for everyone who passes through our doors.