Associate Pastors:

Pastor Kalland
Pastor Hammersten
Pastor MacLean
Pastor Helgen
Pastor Ruud

Additional Pastoral Staff
Pastor Terry Morehouse, Radio Ministry
Pastor Linton Scott, Outreach Ministry
Pastor Michael Zacher, Part-Time Visitation Pastor
Pastor Ken Kotzer, Part-Time Visitation Pastor

Our Pastors

 

Pastor David Lose, Senior Pastor

Pastor Lose was called to be the ninth senior pastor of Mount Olivet in Nov 2016. Pastor Lose was the president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and was a member the faculty of Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) for 14 years. He is the author of Preaching at the Crossroads (2013), Confessing Jesus Christ (2003), and the popular Making Sense series of books and resources from Augsburg Fortress. Pastor Lose plans to build on Mount Olivet’s distinguished history and present strengths, he prays that Mount Olivet can be a leading light in the greater church, community, and world as we seek to share the good news of Christ in creative and compelling ways.

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Phone 612.767.2252

Pastor Kurt Kalland, Associate
Pastor Kalland became an associate pastor at Mount Olivet Church in 1992.  Known for his gregarious personality and love of cars, Pastor Kalland is the Pastoral Adviser of Pastoral Care and various special interest groups including Motorheads, while also providing counsel and support for individuals affected by chemical dependency. 

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Phone 612.767.2269

Pastor Monica Hammersten, Associate
Pastor Hammersten is a life-long member of Mount Olivet Church. She serves as the Pastoral Adviser for Fellowship Ministries, Mount Olivet Church Women, Hi-er League, Young Marrieds, Thursday Friends and Mount Olivet Friends.  In addition to her boundless energy, Pastor Hammersten has a heart for all people and great love for her church and its members, along with a deep concern for persons with special needs.

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Phone 612.767.2236

 

Pastor William MacLean, Associate
Pastor MacLean became a member of Mount Olivet's pastoral staff in 2013.  He works with membership, community outreach, and a variety of social ministries including fellowship ministries, men's ministry and men's breakfast.

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Phone 612.767.2230

  

Pastor Anna Helgen, Associate
Pastor Helgen joined the pastoral staff in 2018. She feels a profound sense of God’s call to serve others and seeks opportunities to form relationships and build community. Pastor Helgen serves as the Pastoral Adviser to Children and Family Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Young Marrieds Ministry.

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Phone 612.767.2248

 

 Pastor Charlie Ruud, Associate
Pastor Ruud has served as a pastor in the ELCA since 2009.  A graduate of St. Olaf College and Luther Seminary, he served as Associate Pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield, MN, from 2009-2013 and as Associate Pastor of Faith Formation and Community Development at Normandale Lutheran Church, Edina, MN, since 2013. Pastor Ruud will serve as Pastoral Advisor to Adult Ministries and Faith Formation with additional responsibilities related to Confirmation and will start at Mount Olivet on July 1, 2018.

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Phone 612.767.2261