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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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 Stephen Cornils, Associate
Pastor Cornils returned to Mount Olivet Church as an associate pastor  in 2006.  He has a passion for the outdoors and is an active bicycle enthusiast.  Pastor Cornils serves as the Pastoral Adviser for Adult Ministries and Stewardship, and pastoral director of the friends forever ministry group.

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Phone 612.767.2235

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 Drew Bakken, Associate
Pastor Bakken became a member of Mount Olivet's pastoral staff in 2009.  He works with youth, international ministry, and a leader of the West Campus. 

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Phone 952.767.1505

 

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