Ron Boettner-Intentional Interim Pastor
Pastor Ron Boettner
 

Ron began his ministry at Christ Lutheran Church as an interim pastor on May 1st of 2015 and completed that interim time May 1, 2016. Ron was later called as the regular pastor in September of 2017. Pastor Ron has served at Trinity of North Branch, Faith in Isle, Zion of Chisago City, Faith in Morris, Our Redeemer of Pine City, and interim of Central in Elk River, all in Minnesota, before being called to Maple Plain. Ron and Karleen have been married for 37 years and are parents of Tim, he serves in the USCG as a Lt. Commander in Ketchikan, Alaska. Kirsten and (Reese), grandchildren; Maren, Drew and Emily. Kirsten is full time mom and an editor, Reese is a chiropractor in Plymouth, MN. Daughter Sarah, director of nursing at the Alton and Wellington homes in St.Paul, grandson Nathan.  Karleen teaches English in the Forest Lake School District, where she has worked for 25 years.

Ron grew up in Chicago, Illinois and is very thankful for his family and home church, Edison Park Lutheran, that guided him in his faith in Jesus. His desire is to grow into the fullness of faith in Jesus, and to encourage others to know the real life and riches that come in Jesus. Ron graduated from Lane Tech High School, the largest high school in the country, attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Ron enjoys building, sailing, fishing, and gardening. He is a Twins fan and a Chicago Bears fan, but also likes the Vikings. His life verse, that God put on his heart is John 10:10- The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly!”
 
 
WELCOME ERIC!!!
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Eric Hutchison-Worship & Music Director

Eric grew up in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights and his family were members at a United Methodist Church in his early years, but he never considered himself a Christian until his early 20’s. He traveled to Switzerland to study at a famous retreat center called L’abri (French for “the Shelter”). This experience was the catalyst for his faith life.

He moved to Portland, OR, where he got involved with a house church. Eric also met his wife, Ashley, in Portland. After a year there, he returned to college, attending Trinity Lutheran College in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah. Studying the Bible was everything to him, and it led naturally into ministry. Eric and Ashley had two girls, Anastasia & Bella, before leaving WA to seminary in St. Louis, MO in 2007. They would have a boy, Ezekiel, in 2009.

In 2011 Eric became an associate pastor for the LCMS in NYA, MN. He was also full-time worship director. Ashley is a super mom, and works at the high school kitchen. Coda is the newest member of the family – a German Shepherd mix (and Eric’s first dog ever!) Around 2018 Eric began to dream of ways to move out of pastoring, maybe into music or disc golf. Throughout the last decade Eric has been an avid member of the disc golf community. Wild circumstances allowed Eric to buy into a disc golf course and company, while at the same time move away from pastoring. All this happened during the Covid-19 crisis.

For Eric, bringing people together is his passion. Gathering people around the Word to worship is so vital. Eric believes that Jesus is also more involved in every individual person than we could imagine. He is very excited to share his love of Jesus through his passion for good music & worship. He and his family are excited to share in the life of Christ Lutheran Church!

 
Tami Greenwood Office Administrator

Tami joined CLC in July of 2014.  She worked in the travel industry for over 20 years as a corporate and group travel coordinator as well as holding a number of administrative positions.  Tami is married to her awesome, talented, and humorous husband Bill and has 7 stepchildren and one adorable grand daughter. She enjoys running, biking, kayaking, cooking, reading and walking their Silver Labrador Buddy.  Her husband composes and performs music and she enjoys singing with him.  Romans 8:28 is her life-verse. “And we know that God causes ALL things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” This
 verse gives her hope that God will use the struggles of life for His good purpose.
 
Associate Pastor
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Youth Leader
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Laura Mundahl Youth Leader