St. Paul's Leaders
provide daily implementation of St. Paul's ministries
Pastor Rev. Jeff Brown, OLF
CYF Director Gina Gunderson
Organist Mary Ann Knotek
Choir Director Kirsten Fagerlund
Admin. Asst. Lynne Mickelson
Custodian Marilyn Flateland
Webmaster Anna Peterson
provide monthly implementation of St. Paul's ministries
Worship & Music
Children, Youth, and Families (CYF)
Work & Serve
Property & Legal
Board of Deacons (council)
provides general oversight of St. Paul's ministries
President Cyndy Urness
Vice President Kathy Normandin
Secretary Karin Danforth
About our pastor:
Rev. Jeff Brown, OLF
Pastor Jeff, also known as Brother Jeff,
is a life-professed member of the Order of
Lutheran Franciscans (OLF) and has
served at St. Paul's since October 2020.
Originally from Cut Bank, MT, Pastor Jeff is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead ('12), with majors in Religion and Classics. For seminary, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul ('15). He is currently in training to be a spiritual director through Christos Spiritual Formation in Fargo.
Pastor Jeff has two daughters, Nora (8) and Alice (7) who live in Fargo and attend Oak Grove Lutheran School. At home in Crookston, he has a dog, Luna, and a cat, Macey. He enjoys all things outdoors - camping, hiking, gardening, sightseeing.
He tries to live something Francis of Assisi once said:
Preach the Gospel at all times; if necessary, use words.
About our CYF Director:
Gina has been a member of St. Paul’s
for over 20 years and has enjoyed making
friends, being an active member, and the
love one feels from our congregation.
She is married to Grant (25 years) and has been blessed with three children, Gunnar (17), Emma (15), and Evelyn (12). She enjoys watching our kids' activities, going to the lake, gardening, walking our dog Willow, and loves reading when she can find time.
Gina is also employed by the Crookston School District and works with young children and families in the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program. Her entire career has been devoted to young children and she is passionate about creating experiences that shape them into great people.
Gina loves sharing God’s love and wisdom with the children, youth, and families of St. Paul’s and working with our CYF Committee members to grow our programing and provide our traditional activities and events while creating new ones as well.