Calvary Lutheran Church of Perham, Minnesota

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Associate Pastor Cassie Anderson

Pastor Cassie loves to help people see the ordinary and surprising ways God is present in relationships and life. She is a 2011 graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Her husband Jacob is also an ELCA pastor.

Calvary's Pastor: Phil Holtan

Enjoys ministry work's variety, with special interest in music and worship, mentoring young people, preaching and teaching Bible stories, cross-cultural experiences and social justice.

Children's Ministry Coordinator

In a variety of educational experiences and just plain fun, our children learn the fundamentals of faith. [This position is currently vacant]

Head Custodian

Isn’t it great to see our church busy with so many activities? Our head custodian Marlin Hovde thanks everyone for helping us keep our building looking great.

Music Director

Russ Bunker has served Calvary since 1986. He selects, composes, arranges and plays worship music, creates worship musical notation slides, and directs our praise team, choirs and vocal groups.

Office Coordinator and Bookkeeper

Shirley Pauna has been on staff since 1994 and a member since 1975. If you have any concerns, she will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to the proper person.

Office-Communications Specialist

Sue Delaney has been on staff since 1996. Her primary responsibilities are Calvary's web site and social media as well as the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter.

Sound and Video Specialist

Mitch Groethe shares his sound and video talents at worship each week and makes possible our radio and television broadcasts and webcasts.

Stephen Ministry Coordinator

Kari Potrament is a Perham resident, mother of 5 children, a graduate of the Social Work Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and very excited about our Stephen Ministry care givers and care receivers.

Youth Director

Tracy Bieger brings a real passion for youth ministry to Calvary. She earned a Music Education degree from North Dakota State University. Tracy and husband Ross have two children, Jonah and Elsa.

Contact The Staff Discover More

Pastor Installation. Join us Sunday, February 1 when our new Associate Pastor Cassie Anderson will be installed at both services.

Assistant Custodian Wanted. Calvary Lutheran Church seeks to hire a new assistant custodian, who could work 5-8 hours a week, usually on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, other times as needed and available. The custodians create a clean and safe environment for us, do general custodial duties and some snow removal and lawn care. Please talk to Pastor Phil or to Shirley in the church office if you are interested.

Children's Education Coordinator. Part-time, professional position (16-20 hours/week); flexibility in work schedule, especially in summer. Faith to share and eagerness to learn. Coordinates and provides leadership for all educational opportunities from Pre-K through grade 6. Requires strong organizational, communication and basic computer skills. Please send questions/application materials electronically (cover letter, resume and contact information for two references) to Applications accepted until position filled.

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