As Baptized Christians, we are all ministers of the gospel as we serve
Christ and community with faith, love, and open arms. But there are a few people who serve as ministers on our staff, who lead, guide, support, and equip all of us to share our gifts and talents in His service every day.

Pastor Kent Claussen Gubrud

Senior Pastor

Pastor Kent has served as a pastor at Christus Victor since October 1998, first as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries, and then as Senior Pastor. For him, the most exciting part of serving at Christus Victor is the people: the members of our church and all of the people he gets to meet through our many partnerships and ministries in the community and around the world. It is a blessing to be part of the work of the Holy Spirit, learning, growing, and serving with people who are being touched and shaped by God’s grace in the Word and Sacraments.  Contact Pastor Kent at:

Steve Biedermann

Associate Pastor

Pastor Steve has been serving at Christus Victor since March 2014. This is his first call. Steve has a passion for youth ministry but also loves doing ministry with people of all ages. Besides preaching, doing bible studies and leading middle school and high school ministries, Steve likes playing ultimate frisbee, listening to vinyl  and spending time with his wife and friends.  Contact Pastor Steve at:

Deanna Luke

Office Manager

Deanna has had the privilege of serving the members of Christus Victor as the Office Manager since 2003. She and her husband, Pat, live in Apple Valley and have three grown children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. She enjoys spending free-time with her family and friends.  Contact Deanna at:

Deb Gorczycki

Administrative Assistant

Deb began her position as Administrative Assistant in November 2013 and enjoys supporting the life and ministry of Christus Victor Lutheran Church.

She and her husband, Jim, live in Lakeville and have two grown children, Ryan and Leah. She enjoys gardening, biking, and paddling (calm waters). In addition, Deb is a spiritual director and small group facilitator at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation. Spiritual practices and companions on the journey are important pieces that nurture her faith and awareness of God’s presence in all of life.  Contact Deb at: