Christus Victor
Lutheran Church

Apple Valley, MN

Our Staff

 

Pastor Kent Claussen Gubrud

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.

Pastor Michelle Gawienowski

Pastor Michelle Gawienowski

Interim Pastor

Pastor Michelle’s role as Interim Pastor is to help with pastoral care, pastoral emergencies, preach, lead worship and do some planning for the fall.  She has been ordained as a pastor for over twenty years and has developed some gifts with Interim Ministry. She works closely with Faith Formation For All team, coordinating learning opportunities for all ages growing in faith together.

Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM to early afternoon and Sunday mornings.

Josh Svenulski

Josh Svenulski

Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Josh started working at Christus Victor in the fall of 2019. He grew up in the Twin Cities and has been around the Lutheran Church World his whole life: grandson of a missionary pastor, attended Lutheran schools, and worked in outdoor camp ministries and other local churches. His wife Lydia is also a Deacon in the Lutheran Church, and they enjoy time at home together.

Courtnie DeGrand

Courtnie DeGrand

Contemporary Music Director

 

Julie McDonald

Julie McDonald

Accompanist

 

Deanna Luke

Deanna Luke

Office Manager

Deanna has had the privilege of serving the members of Christus Victor as the Office Manager since 2002. 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.

Anne Nyquist

Anne Nyquist

Traditional music and choir director

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Deb Gorczycki

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 Apple Valley.

Stacey Klein

Stacey Klein

GLOW children's ministry director

 

Charmaine Harrell

Charmaine Harrell

Nursery Attendant

 

 

Christus Victor
Lutheran Church

7510 Palomino Drive
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952-454-6927