Our Team

Over the last several years of discerning the many gifts present in our faith community, Christ Church is transitioning to Team Ministry utilizing this biblical approach to include the whole body of Christ in its mission, ministry and management. The Rev Catherine Lemons is currently the priest at Christ Church, but the teams in charge of each commission are functioning. It is expected that Christ Church will be fully transitioned by July, 2018. A list of Commissions/Leaders and contact information is provided below.


Commission of Administration
Sue Grove

This commission handles the day to day business side of Christ Church and will help coordinate events, inform members and promote Christ Church and events. Call the office at 507-433-3782 to talk to our Parish Secretary.


Commission of Budget and Finance
Val Kruger

This commission oversees the financial health of Christ Church. The commission monitors our finances in the short term and seeks to develop a sustainable path for the long term. Budget and Finance works with other commission to develop a budget.


Commission of Buildings and Grounds
Chuck Waletzke

This commission cares for the needs of the physical plant and grounds. It coordinates contracted services when necessary and maintains the facility of Christ Church in a way that reflects our desire to be a welcoming community of faith and also our desire to live sustainably and responsibly in the world.


Commission of Formation
Angela Donovan

This commission provides opportunities for intellectual and spiritual nurturing for all ages at Christ Church.


Commission of Hospitality
Lori Amick

This commission helps create an open and celebratory community. It develops authentic and intentional actions of welcome and fellowship that build up and affirm members, visitors, and neighbors.


Commission of Outreach
Judy Bjorndal

This commission is concerned with Christ Church’s role in the wider community; assessing needs and pairing the gifts of Christ Church to those needs. It forms missional partnerships with other faith traditions, organizations, and individuals throughout our wider community and world.


Commission of Pastoral Care
Jim Churchill

This commission provides emotional support and spiritual guidance, comfort and care to the members of Christ Church and when appropriate to our neighbors in the wider community.


Commission of Worship and Music
The Rev. John Sullivan

This commission creates space for Spirit-filled, authentic celebration. Worship at Christ Church is designed to reflect our celebration of the love of God in Word and Sacrament.


The Rev. Catherine Lemons