Staff at Christ Lutheran Church
Pastor Janel Kuester began her call at Christ Lutheran on December 6, 2017 with the first worship service on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Her calls previous to coming to Christ Lutheran were at St. Paul Lutheran in Stillwater, MN, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chisago City, MN, and Farmington Lutheran in Farmington, MN. She grew up on the edge of Porter, MN and now lives in Cottonwood, MN.
Click here to email Pastor Janel.
Pastoral Assistant Gwen Arneson has been serving Christ Lutheran in this role since spring of 2002. She has found much joy in congregational involvement her entire life. Born and raised in the Twin Cities, she graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and moved to Cottonwood in 1975. Gwen and her husband, Kevin, are the parents of Bjorn, Hans, and Ingrid. Click here to email Gwen.
Office Assistant Rhoda Schmidt has been a partner in the ministry at Christ Lutheran since 1997. Many of the tasks performed and daily business matters are in her hands. Rhoda and her husband, Tom, live in Cottonwood with their beloved feline companions. Rhoda likes to garden, enjoy music, read, nose around antique and secondhand stores, and watch sports. Click here to email Rhoda.
Church Custodians Jon and Jeannette Myrvik have capably cared for our building and grounds since 2011. They are the parents of Josh and Jenna. Together, they like to spend time with family and friends, travel and go camping. Jon’s hobbies are woodworking and shooting, and Jeannette enjoys coffee shops, wineries, and anything to do with exercising – biking, aerobics, and dancing.
Christ Lutheran Church
126 Front Street
PO Box 166
Cottonwood, MN 56229