Leadership

Rev. Eva Jensen, Pastor

Lead Transition Pastor at Christ Church Lutheran since December 2019, Pastor Jensen loves being a pastor and working with congregations in transition, supporting vibrant, welcoming and inclusive congregational life as well as community engagement. Eva was ordained in 1989, following graduation from Luther Seminary. She has served congregations in Cedarburg and Milwaukee, WI and has more recently served as Interim Pastor in Minneapolis congregations.

Rev. Erik Haaland, Associate Pastor

Associate pastor at Christ Church since 2013, Pastor Haaland has been a member of Christ Church Lutheran since 2010. He graduated in 2000 from St. Olaf College, where he majored in music and religion. He later received his seminary training at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. From 2006 to 2009 he held the position of Village Pastor at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in Washington State. He and his partner, Daniel, make their home across the river in St. Paul.

Rev. Robert Farlee, Cantor

Cantor at Christ Church since 1981, Robert Farlee has over the years served the congregation as associate pastor, choir director, organist, and resident composer and visual artist. Since 2001 he has also served as Senior Worship Editor at Augsburg Fortress Publishers, the publishing house of the ELCA. He holds Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from Christ Seminary-Seminex. He is a former president of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and a composer with hundreds of published works.

Rev. Martin Seltz, Cantor

Cantor at Christ Church Lutheran since 2001, Martin Seltz also serves as Publisher for Worship and Music at Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA. Ordained in 1979, he previously served as pastor of a congregation in Livonia, Michigan. He is a graduate of Concordia Senior College
(a campus designed by Eero Saarinen), Christ Seminary-Seminex, and the University of Minnesota.
He treasures the worshipful song of God’s people and is grateful for each opportunity to encourage it.

Council Members

Matthew Courtney, Hilary Gebauer, Kate Haugen, Brad Hubert, DeAne Lagerquist, Melody Pauling, Rachel Slater, Colin Watkins

Council Members
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